I know many of you have done this, too, so I don't feel quite so guilty. So many times I know better, but I can't resist nature, not of plants or my own at times.
We are past the season of planting roses... the heat of summer is coming, but a beautiful rose plant was on sale. Forget the fact that you have no real place prepared for it, or even a vague idea of where to put it, it was a beautiful fragrant rose, and it says that it is hardy to zone 4.
Of course, that guarantees nothing, but the idea that this lovely thing just might survive the winters, just might perfume the garden in years to come, is all but too much to resist. So I didn't resist. I bought it, and now it sits with the other spontaneous temptations that I gave into this week. I just hope I don't do penance trying to keep these things alive if the weather turns dry this year.
And the roses are such a pretty shade of pinky apricot... and they smell so heavenly.
A bit worse for wear due to not being yet planted, etc.
|It promises to look like this!|
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