Anne Belovich treats us to bouquets from her garden
If you’ve somehow arrived at the conclusion that I’ve got a bit of a crush on eighty-something, Anne Belovich you’d be well within your rights and not far off the mark. The lady is magical. She is also wise and funny, and smart, and generous to a fault with her time. And I am deeply in her debt.
There are so very many complicated demands and realities swirling about in Anne’s busy life these days, and yet despite them she made time last Sunday for me (and Mary), to visit her home and garden once again, which made the second opportunity for me to spend time with her in her garden within a week.
I had asked Anne a few months ago if she, as a noted rosarian with more than 900 different roses growing on her property and easily the most extensive collection of ramblers and climbers in the United States, would consider cutting from that extensive garden to make a few bouquets for our book project. Obviously, you can see by the video and photos here that her answer was yes, but her participation came with a few simple caveats.
Anne explained that she isn’t big on fussing about with teensy little details when it comes to cutting and arranging the flowers she grows. She’s far too busy she says, to worry her arrangements into states of ultra neat perfection.
Given the option, she really prefers things simple and, (ok, picture her smiling here, while whispering from behind a gloved hand), she generally prefers her roses still attached to the cane.
It makes sense.
So, you can see why it seemed such a profound treat when she said yes to my proposal, anyway. Enjoy!