Sunny miniature roses are bright spots in our garden.
|An unnamed yellow Parade mini|
The first to begin blooming and the last of the season to quit, minis delight us anew each year. The series of late spring frosts has slowed down all the other roses in the garden, but the minis surge ahead and reward us with clusters of happy blossoms.
Flawless is our new miniflora from Heirloom this spring. Already it is displaying its long pointed buds and breaking into fragrant, beautifully formed flowers. I adore the color. It is planted in front of Dream Weaver, which produces ruffled clusters of salmon pink roses to create a harmonious blending with Flawless.
|Rugged minis in the front rock garden|
|Grocery store minis from a decade or more ago|
The grocery store minis above are as tough as the petrified wood lining their bed.
|A chance seedling|
I love the red flares on the chance seedling's flowers. I hope it becomes a robust, floriferous rose bush.
I was happy to note that our chance seedling made it through the winter and is about to bloom. It produced one or two pale yellow blooms last year. We'll see what this year brings.
|White rose from last year's cutting project|
The above white mini was planted last spring from the previous winter's cuttings. It made it through our nasty winter and is blooming away in its permanent garden home.
|The mother of the white mini cuttings|
The original is a grocery store plant from more than a decade ago. It's still healthy and productive in the front bed.
Moonlight Scentsation is not as robust as Flawless yet. It is from the same spring Heirloom order. It's trying very hard to please!
Overnight Scentsation is fragrant and lovely. The two I planted from Heirloom this spring are now blooming.
They are in small round beds that are next to each other, along with dianthus, some burgundy minis from Trader Joes, and Starlight Express Oriental lilies. The fragrance is divine!
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