Wednesday, May 28, 2008
End of Autumn
Autumn is approaching its end, which means Winter is nigh. As you know Autumn is my all-time favourite season and I don't want it to end. But what's one to do when one cannot stop Winter from coming. Sigh! It has to come one way or another. So I'll just enjoy Autumn while it's here, even if I'm barely holding on to the tail-end of it.
Gold Bunny and Candy Cane Weeping Tree Rose (the pink in the background) Radio Times (pink one in the foreground) Ah! I love the yellow rose showing in the background, that's the reason why I have yellow roses, they zest things up in the garden, even though my primary favourites are pink, apricot and mauve ones. Gold Bunny
Perfumed Perfection(Mauve) Ambridge Rose and Golden Years with Pink Simplicity in the background
Gold Bunny and Perfumed Perfection
Here I'm showing you some photos of my rose garden which I took yesterday and today. You might think it doesn't look like Winter is coming, it looks more like Spring is here. Well, here in my garden, Autumn is actually the best time for plump, (I was going to write juicy, LOL), well-formed, extra-large and extra-vivid- coloured roses because of the good rain and just the right amount of sunshine during this time. The cool of Autumn really brings out the best in roses, and the blooms keep looking great much longer. So as you can see, as a gardener, I'd want to stretch Autumn out as long as and as much as I can manage to do so.
Abraham Darby (this one is unusually loose-petalled) Pierre de Ronsard (Eden Rose)
Golden Years TamoraSome foliage on some bushes might start to look a bit unsightly towards the end of Autumn, but generally here if you look after your roses, they can hold out till the beginning of Winter and can even keep on flowering (even though less vigorously) till mid Winter.
Gold Bunnys look cool sideways, ay?! Have a great day filled with lovely moments, everyone! Bye for now!