10.18.2008

Roses in October




"God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December." ~J. M. Barrie

A few months ago, we [OK, Mark] dug up our front flower bed and redid it completely. When we moved in, there were bushes, but they had become completely over-grown. I understand what was done, I think. When the former owners planted, it would have been impossible to foresee those tiny bushes taking over that flower bed. Which is exactly what happened. We had a jungle in our front yard.

There was one rose bush there to begin with and it's the only one that is original. It's a crazy one -- Mark prunes it way back periodically and before you know it, there are a zillion more beautiful pink roses again and branches everywhere. So we figured it was a no-brainer to fill that box with rose bushes. And that's what we did.

It's not December yet, but I know there will be roses in December because I've seen them here in the past. But this is what we have in mid-October. I smile every time I walk past.

Beautiful, no?

17 comments:

hoLLy said...

those are beautiful! what a wonderful thing to see each day as you come home!

Val said...

Dad would love that!

Nathan and Carrie Page said...

I'm so jealous. We've already seen snow. They are beautiful.

Ashley said...

i would love to enjoy roses year-round! beautiful pictures.

Renae said...

Jan, I love your roses! It looks like heaven. Mark has a green thumb. You guys are lucky.

Melissa said...

Those are gorgeous! That would brighten anybody's day!

100 Percent Cottam said...

they are sooo pretty. even more so in person!

Nat Lud said...

Wow. Wish I had some of those in my garden! You could sure teach me a thing or two!

Holly O. said...

They are gorgeous! My roses are out and they make me smile too.

Tiburon said...

So gorgeous!

Chris and Tara Mason said...

This is exactly why I love Texas - it is warm enough for flowers most of the year! I bet it smells great to walk up to your door!

Shelley said...

They're absolutely beautiful Jan! I love how flowers can bring that warm-and-fuzzy feeling to people! Thanks for sharing! :)

me, myself, and I said...

This is the kind of thing that makes up for the lack of winter. Snow's ok, but I'd rather have roses :)

Natalie Scott said...

Roses are not supposed to do so well here...but wow have yours thrived or what?? Must be a happy spot, they are beautiful!

Jill said...

That is awesome that you'll have roses for so much of the year. Lucky, indeed!

Hacking it up said...

I love roses! I used to have a beautiful rose garden in Oregon...they're a lot of work!! Yours look gorgeous!

Cammie said...

Those are beautiful, especially in October. Amazing!