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Roses are Red, Sometimes Purplish


Roses are almost out of season. Well, at least for those that grow in pots or gardens in this part of the world. This year, roses in our area bloomed a bit early than usual. Luckily, I was able to visit my favorite rose garden at their peak. This rose garden is located in Minami-Kasai which is about 10 minutes by bus from Kasai station. And about 20 minutes by bike from our place in Nishi-Kasai. It is part of the huge Sogo Recreation Park. Twice a year, the roses in this garden provide a fragrant haven for young and old. And in summer, it is a fun place for the kids to enjoy the refreshing fountain pools.


Flower Arcs Welcome the Visitors at the Rose Garden


The Rose Garden in Minami-Kasai, Edogawa-ku


Whenever I have the chance, I try to visit this garden when the roses are in full bloom. And for some reason, it seems there is always something new to discover.


Blue Bayou Roses

Most of the flowers in the garden are in the hues of pink, red, and yellow. They are really stunning to look and very fragrant.


Edogawa Roses




But what caught my attention this year is the Blue Bayou rose. Inspired by a popular song with the same title, this rose is unique and very interesting. It has a dainty lavender color which is very refreshing to the eyes.


The Blue Bayou Rose


Can’t wait for more new additions next year!





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