Reaping Joy

I am early in my relationship with roses relative to many gardeners, but have dappled in the vast array of varieties. Each of my selections has been classified as ‘easy care’, which happily they have proven to be.  I can see where the deep, long lasting love for roses comes from - lustrous colour, romantic unfolding of complex buds, divinely intoxicating fragrance, elegant velvet petals.  With many plants, or with gardening in general, you can go from interest, to fascination, to adoration, to obsession.   And reap joy at every stage!  Roses have me teetering between fascination and adoration.  The beauties below are all blooming now, still granting a sumptuous show, and celebrating October sunshine!

Posted on October 4, 2014 and filed under Inspiration, Shrubs.