Not fresh May blooms, but the tough old girls who hold on past the freeze. Other than aphids and thrips, it’s easy to be a May ingenue. November girls laugh at cold temperatures and tell late fall to “bring it” with a come on flutter of their cold speckled petals and leaves.
Roses, who know what it’s like to suffer and come on through. Not unlike some beautiful people I’ve known.
These are the roses which now grace the garden.
After tomorrow’s cold front, they will only be a memory, but still . . . I’m grateful for them now.
Note to self and everyone else. If you have container plants which stay outside, but need some protection, move them in close up against the east side of your home. I’ve saved many plants by doing this simple thing. Also any evergreens in containers you haven’t yet planted, those can go in the garage for a day or so while the cold front lashes us.