First Rose

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Our first rose of the season opened this morning.   This is the earliest we’ve seen a rose bloom in our garden.  Normally they open around Mother’s Day.  But the early warmth brought our roses out early.  Freezing temperatures earlier this week left our roses untouched, we are happy to say.  And this beauty opened despite the wind and chill these last few days.


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In addition to this early rose, we also have Azaleas blooming.  They’ve been slowly opening over the last two weeks.  Mid to late April is their usual time, along with Dogwoods, Wisteria, Tulips and the late Daffodils.


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Our garden has filled with beautiful flowers and unfolding ferns.   Like friends returning after a long time away, we gladly greet each as it appears.


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This post is dedicated to all those friends whose gardens remain asleep while winter lingers.  I hope these photos bring you joy, and remind you of the beauty waiting to unfold for you, too, one day very soon…..


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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

6 responses to “First Rose

  1. gorgeous photo s- and what an opening line – our first rose of the season opend up! oh tasty good.

  2. The Last Rose of Summer has a song, but it’s the first that should be celebrated.

  3. Thanks for the inspiring preview of coming attractions! 😉 I can’t believe how far along your plants are – woo-hoo, they are beautiful!

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