Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mini Rose

Usually the little potted miniature roses that you get at the supermarkets die quickly because they seem to become infested with mites and other unhealthy things. However, after repotting and continually spraying with household plant insecticide, we managed to keep one going over the winter. And by putting it in a sunny window we actually got some nice blooms in the spring.The rose was doing so well that we planted it outside to spend the summer in the rose garden. It thrived!

Now that fall is here and there is a pending risk of frost, we'll dig it up and bring it indoors for the winter. Here is a photo of a couple of the last blossoms, cut from the bush a few days ago.