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: