Friday, November 12, 2010

November Rose

They certainly take their toll on the gardener. There are the countless hours spent deadheading in the blazing sun, the scratched up arms from battling with thorns, and shredded clothing (two pairs of pants for me this year). But the roses reward all that effort by going on and on and on and on. Below, the earliest rose at Brooklyn Botanic in April while the cherries were blossoming, and above, perhaps one of the last roses of the year still blooming in November.

'Father Hugo' in mid- April, the first rose to bloom.

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