Friday, April 23, 2010

First Rose Blooms

I always let the first rose bloom on the bush to encourage pollination and for good luck. It's not as dark as I thought it would be, but the dense petals and lovely scent are just as enchanting as ever.

The color perplexes me. The cranky old bush used to put out a few blush roses with golden hearts like this every so often and then abruptly stopped for a couple of years. I wonder if a harsh winter has an effect on the color . . .

1 comment:

Charlene Teglia said...

I know the colors of some flowering plants are affected by the acid content of soil; maybe that's the case with your rose? I generally dump my coffee grounds around rose bushes and the hydrangea.