It was as if they knew it was their last hurrah. Every single rose bud I clipped before the frigid temperatures arrived opened up perfectly. And the scent...oh my, the scent! It is pure rose and intoxicating. No wonder Heritage is one of the most popular of the David Austin old English roses.
I am forwarding these photos to my granddaughter, Taylor Rose, after whom this rose bush is named. Whenever she comes to visit it is one of the first things she checks out. Gardening together is one of our favorite pastimes no matter how brief her attention span may be. Hopefully it will continue for years to come.
There is no need for words. Just enjoy!
Tonight the temperatures are expected to dip into the low 20's. I fear for everything I've planted this Fall but I've covered as much as I can with burlap and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Just four more months to go!
All photos Lindaraxa