What a great name for a rose! What a dramatically colored bloom to live up to that unique name! It is a very impressive addition to the garden. It has a strong and powerful look but it actually barely survived our Nevada winter nights. The reflection that I take from Purple Tiger is that even though we, me, all people, can cover tenderness with a façade of confidence and bold color, we are all vulnerable. We all need to be loved, forgiven, appreciated and yes respected.
One of my doctors told me that I had a very rare blood cancer. It was an uncertain diagnosis for me, as I could become very ill, very quickly; or if I responded well to treatment, I would remain stable. The kindness of my neighbor Rose took me on a healing journey; a journey of beauty, peace, reflection, activity, and wellness. I welcome you into my serenity garden and my story.
About the Author
Judy Carlson lives in Fallon Nevada with her husband of 45 years, Kurt Carlson. They were both originally Canadian, she born in Sarnia, Ontario, and he in Cornwall, Ontario. They immigrated into Indiana in 1976, eventually moving west and making their home in Fallon. They raised three sons and have five dogs among them, Coco, Boo, Tango, Dulcinea and Rocinante.