At Home is
a small plantation of twenty-six rose bushes that proceed along the
garden path of the (now vacant) Otira Playcentre. The path extends
from the road in a direct line to the front door of the house. I have
planted a block of fourteen white 'Iceburg' roses with another twelve
of coloured variety. As is standard in rose growing, these roses have
feminine names. For their particular qualities I chose - 'Nancy Hayward',
'Doris Tysterman', 'Lady Waterlow', 'Kathleen Harrop' and 'St. Cecilie'.
There are also two Chinese roses called 'Mutabilis'.
It is my wish that the roses that constitute At Home will grow
and remain on this site, once they have become accustomed to the Otira