The other night Marjorie and I sipped tea out of pink lustre and spent an evening dreaming of new artistic pursuits. At the Tasha Tudor Museum, Ellie and I colored pictures and she told me she wasn't sure she wanted to grow up because she, "loves doing child-things!" And I thought of Tasha's endless imagination, her fascination with the child-like things of the world and thought that perhaps, I, too, would determine not to grow up, inside, at least (it is quite nearly impossible to stop the outward from fading). To always see with child-like wonder the glorious beauty of the simple things, when not knowing the answer is quite alright, because mysteries are wonderful and everything is full of promise.
Tasha searched a few times to find the particular variety of rose that grows with abandon in her garden, but to no avail. She was hardly disheartened, though, as a "Mystery Rose" is almost sweeter than any other, for the not-knowing. It is a treasure, a gift just for Tasha, perhaps, that alighted on this beautiful landscape in Vermont because it felt at home. Perhaps, like so many do who visit Tasha's, it felt the magic, and, having strewn its rosehips about, decided to make Corgi Cottage home.
This treasured mystery rose is a lovely, delicate pink flower. As it turns out, we have three nice little plants just looking for new, magical homes of their own. We are so excited to give away THREE cut-back Mystery Rose plants straight from the Tudor family gardens here in Vermont.
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Tasha Tudor and Family
Tasha Tudor and Family