November roses

When I first planted our little backyard bed last year, I thought this rosebush was a goner. I nearly pulled it up and threw it out. It did finally manage to gasp out one single tiny lopsided yellow half-bloom, so I gave it a bunch of manure, mulch, watered it regularly, and let it stay on probation.

It didn’t do much this year either – about five blooms here and there. Then first frost came and suddenly three big new buds appeared out of nowhere.

They are gorgeous. Fragrant, huge, fragile and luminescent. And I can’t believe we have home-grown roses in mid-November.

I’m sorry I doubted you, Gimp Rose.

4 Responses to “November roses”

  1. Erin Says:

    WOW those are beautiful!

  2. debbie swickard Says:

    I love this picture. It not only showcases these lovely roses, it also gives honorable mention to the table and the chair. You hard work really paid off. They are beautiful!

  3. diana Says:

    Thanks you two! There is just something about seeing fresh flowers in the house that makes me so happy. I think I should plant some more rose bushes. There are so many varieties that I love; Just Joey & Abraham Darby especially.

  4. Heidi Says:

    lovely.Aren’t you glad you gave it one more year of probation? What a big return…and in November, no less.

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