This red rose is the last one of the season from my garden.
Last Red Rose of the Season
I was surprised to find this red rose in bud at the entrance to my garden. These started as miniature roses, a gift from a friend last year.
I planted the miniature red rose at the entrance to my garden, a reminder of her kindness and a pretty welcome when I come home.
The little rose bush bloomed most of the season, fed with a combination of dried banana peels, coffee grounds, crushed egg shells and a dash of Epsom salt.
As I was tucking my garden in for winter, I was sure I had seen the last of the roses.
Glad I was wrong; this one is gorgeous. I cut it off above a five-leaf and added it to a vase with a couple other flowers still blooming. There is little more I enjoy than having a fresh vase of flowers on my coffee table. Regardless of the weather outside, it's like having a little bit of my garden still blooming.
One of the home decor articles I read earlier said adding fresh flowers was a good way to finish a room. The article also said fresh flowers are the first thing visitors notice in a room. I know I do!