Friday, April 20, 2007

I Promised You a Rose Garden - Over the Hill

"Our" rosebud, has bloomed, was beautiful, but now is beginning to wither.  It is in the lower left.  Around it are new blooms, that were mere rosebuds in our last pictures.  We have watched the full life cycle from twig stuck in the ground, to bush, to rosebud, to bloom.

And here's a look into the future.  Our bloom will become a carpet of rose petals on the ground. 

3 comments:

msecz said...

the petals are even pretty on the ground. sometimes I take some pedals and put them in a little dish for inside fragrance. if its a  nice fragrant rose bush. I wonder how long it will take for it to get new buds again.
Sandra

garnett109 said...

It reminds me of an old song ....
I never promised you a rose garden!

madcobug said...

My SIL used to take the old rose petals and heat beeswax and boil them together. Strain the petals out and it makes a great cream for chapped hands and lips and smells delicious. I remember the scent also from my childhood using rosebud salve on cuts.  Helen