My Very First Roses

This weekend my rose bush bloomed!  I planted it last year, and only got a few tiny little blossoms before the end of the summer.  But the bush did take to its new home, and on Sunday morning, I clipped my first rose!  Most of my gardening is focused on vegetables and fruits, but I do also enjoy flowers which add beauty and fragrance and attract bees and butterflies and hummingbirds and all kinds of lovely pollinators.  I’ve been warned that Roses can be difficult, but so far I’m not believing the hype!  On Sunday afternoon, I clipped a few more blooms and had a beautiful, fragrant bouquet – what a delightful way to start the week.

I thought they were so beautiful I couldn’t choose just one photograph, so here are some more:

2 Responses to “My Very First Roses”

  1. 1 Sarah May 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Gorgeous blooms! I agree with you, I think the “difficulty” of roses can be over-hyped. Although I notice that they need proper pruning. I planted some roses at my grandmother’s house 10 years ago and they have grown out of control, but also they’ve gotten more woody and mean and full of huge thorns because no one cares for them. It’s risky business reaching in there to snip a few blossoms! Other than that, they’ve survived just fine on their own.

  2. 2 Capri Roth May 20, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I have a feeling that the 10 years of neglect is what my roses will experience, if the size of our dandelions is any indicator. Maybe I’ll prune them back this year, but for now I’m thinking 10 years of uninterrupted growth sounds perfect!

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