Surprise Yellow Roses
We’ve had record hot temperatures this September in Missouri, it’s hard to even think about fall being literally just around the corner. My hillside garden is now struggling for lack of water, something I hope will soon be remedied with a forecast of cooler temperatures and possible showers.
With everything struggling, I was thrilled to find two little yellow rose buds popping up in one of my garden beds. I plant onions around all of my roses to keep unwanted bugs away and I had missed harvesting onions from this particular spot. That means the roses were in great shape and there was no bug evidence on the flowers themselves.
Studies show that fresh flowers are good for the soul and contribute to our happiness. I know I try to have fresh flowers in my home whenever I can but this hot spell has been challenging. With these new yellow rose buds, I had something I could add back to my favorite spot for flowers, the center tray in my kitchen next to my island.
I keep small flower vases that nicely fit the space on the tray. The rose buds fit right in quite well and started to slowly unfold.
The yellow roses are lovely open, I now get to see the center where bees collect nectar and pollen. also found a great use for a tiny handblown honeybee I picked up at a glass factory earlier this spring. I added a tiny wire to the copper stem so the bee could visit the yellow roses.
I have such nice memories of spending time with family when I see that bee, I do believe it will now spend its days keeping other flowers company in the small flower vase.
Do these flowers make me happy? What do you think?