The author’s favorite view at Elizabeth Park (Photo by Mike George)
In a previous post I wrote about my favorite rose at Elizabeth Park. I begin this post by presenting my favorite view at the park, namely a cluster of roses along the southern border of the park’s Heritage Rose Garden. The view is framed at the sides by three ramblers of varying shades of pink, at the bottom by a flowering blue ground cover called Nepeta Dropmore, and at the top by the park’s towering tree line against the Connecticut sky. Forming the view’s centerpiece is an expansive white climbing rose, which produces lavish clusters of fragrant, creamy semi-double blossoms in June. The best time to catch the view is just after the summer solstice when all four ramblers and the Nepeta are in bloom.