Friday, October 12, 2012

Rejoice & Blossom

The cooler days of September and October are something that my roses seem to enjoy. During the hottest days of July and August they fade away and any blossoms there can start looking parched pretty quickly. Even with a daily dose of water, the heat doesn't agree with them. But when the temperatures cool to the 70's and 80's they take a new lease on life.

They start blooming again! They seem to do better this time of year than at any other time. The word "thrive" comes to mind. 

Although we have had our first frost, they have been hardy enough to survive. Knowing that they will soon be hit by a hard frost, I am appreciating and enjoying them all the more!

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; 
the desert shall rejoice and blossom. 
Isaiah 35:1


  1. Oh lovely! I am babying my rose bush with its five buds hoping that I'll see those blooms before a killing frost comes. It doesn't seem likely at this point.

  2. Your roses are beautiful. I sure wish this desert would rejoice and blossom. Lately folks have been cutting down trees and that makes me very, very sad. Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy

  3. Beautiful roses! I don't garden, so I have to enjoy flowers from those who do.

  4. Beautiful. I'll be visiting your side of the mountains the last weekend in October. I hope the passes don't decide to have an early snow fall. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Hi La Tea Dah...I love roses. They are so magnificent and regal. Take care. Have a wonderful weekend. Oh! Those pumpkin chocolate chip cookies look good, too! Susan

  6. I am enjoying my roses right now also. Your roses look beautiful and so vibrant.


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