Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I Promised You a Rose Garden - Ooops

I was chatting with one our residents at the Old Folks Home, discussing roses.  I offered to bring in one of the blossoms from our "twig" so he could see and smell it, and maybe identify the variety of rose it is.

I scooted out to Twiggy, scissors in hand, and Whoops, My Dears, Twiggy was bare.

Naked.

Rose petals covered the ground, Twiggy having shed them all since last I checked. Rose season is over. It started with a twig in February, sprouted, and then bloomed gloriously in May and June.  It had a severe pruning in July and has a final last gasp in August with four blossoms.

Or, mixing metaphors, the fat lady has sung, so wait 'til next year.


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6 comments:

garnett109 said...

alas, until next year twiggy!

ggjack7 said...

AHH Chuck, that is sad, are you sure the heat didn't get it!  Even with the watering our flowers get, they look very sad this year. gg/Jackie

tendernoggle said...

awwww...Chuck that was kind of you anyway to try to get a rose for that person...
love ya,
carlene

jckfrstross said...

awww well to next year:)

Deb

msecz said...

I will look forward to next Feb then.... thanks for all the lovely pictures
Sandra

jmorancoyle said...

    Something very pleasent to look forward to.
Jude
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