While my garden plants are starting to come back, I am definitely missing my roses. You might not think it, but September is generally a great time for roses. After the heat and the humidity of the summer, they love the warm days, but cool nights of early fall, and they always put on a good show.
But not this year of course. While they all have new leaves, I really don’t expect to see blooms on them this season. Which makes me very sad.
So I might have been especially vulnerable when I went grocery shopping and they had a display of mini-roses out front.
I’ve never actually had much luck with mini-roses, to be honest. But when I was a teen, the grandmother of my boyfriend at the time had a garden full of them. She told me never leave them in the pot, they do much better planted in the ground. So I’m giving it a try.
As you can see, I chose a nice pale yellow. I adore yellow roses. If this one winters well, there will be more next spring.
I can’t quite explain what made me add this big yellow mum to the cart though…
Other than its absolutely fabulous, and obviously, I LOVE yellow. Like the other mums I bought, these have been planted in the ground.
This is not where they will stay, but its good enough for now. The bushes of green on either side of the gate are also mums – my pair from the townhouse – one white, one burgundy. They are covered in buds and should start opening soon. It’s going to be quite the show then!