Friday, November 5, 2010

Flower Friday - Fourth of July

'Fourth of July' roses

This week's featured flowers are ''Fourth of July" roses!  These climbing roses have petals streaked in shades of red, white, and pink.  This disease-resistant rose is a vigorous climber that blooms in flushes throughout the summer and into the early fall.  The flowers have a very pleasant apple scent.   To learn more about about 'Fourth of July' roses, which are called 'Crazy For You' roses or Hanabi roses outside of the US, check out the 'Fourth of July' page at Dave's Garden, the 'Fourth of July' page at RogersRoses, or the 'Fourth of July' page at HelpMeFind.

A few book & blogosphere notes:

1.  Candace's Book Blog is hosting a fabulous "Steampunkery" event this month, featuring all sorts of fun steampunk-themed giveaways, interviews, book reviews, and guest blog posts!  Be sure to check it out here!

2.  Want to chat with Maggie Stiefvater, the talented author of Shiver, Linger, Ballad, Lament, and the upcoming Forever?  She'll be chatting with the Mundie Moms at 8 pm CST Thursday, November 11th.  Stop by their blog to join the chat.

3.  Looking for free ebooks for children?  Check out the International Children's Digital Library.  With thousands of fun books in a wide variety of languages, it is a wonderful place to find digital editions of old favorites (like Alice in Wonderland and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) and a great place to browse through lots of excellent international selections.   Check it out here!