One of the marvellous things about gardening is the variety of pleasant things that develop as a result of your work, again and again, while you are off doing other things (like your day job). It’s a bit like teaching, in a way: You do your best and hope that one day the results blossom in both the near and distant future…
I stepped out on Saturday morning to see that there were about ten fully opened roses had burst forth. They were not there when I’d last looked some days earlier. I noticed early last week that all of the rose bushes (which I’d cut back some months ago for Winter) are covered in buds about to bloom, almost ll of a sudden (it seemed), and they started doing so in earnest on Saturday. You’re seeing a shot of one of a large pink cluster of large roses (about the size of the double fist you could make by putting two hands together and interlacing my fingers… but then I have largish hands…)
Plenty more to come. I see buds for some of my other favourites that I’ve shown you before, each one quite individual (see some related posts below, and/or search in the archives under gardening or flowers). It never gets old for me, seeing these each cycle.
Some Related Asymptotia Posts (not exhaustive):