Her hundredth birthday passed last year. She died at 91. Before she died Miss Child was invited by Tom Carruth to choose the rose named for her.
A rich buttery color, the rose has a scent like freshly baked bread with honey -- my notion, not hers. I think the experts say it has an anise scent. It is one of the early blossoms in my garden, a Floribunda.
Many of Julia Child's best quotes can also apply in the garden. One of my favorites is “You should never apologize at the table. People will think, ‘Yes, it’s really not so good.’"
I think these are pretty good for early April. The Yellow Rose Bed is showing signs of life: new growth on last year's white Pentas, scapes on Brocaded Gown Daylily, new growth on Lemon Grass.