the last roses usually bloom at the end of October or the beginning of November where I live. Because of an extraordinarily warm summer this beauty began to bloom at the end of November, a month later than usual. I took it inside before the first frost so that it could bloom fully and remind me during cold December days of late spring when the first roses bloom
Walking through the rose garden in Brookdale Park, Montclair New Jersey. First blooms of roses, their fragrances delighting the nose as I walk the pathway. The reds and pinks and oranges and yellows dazzle the eyes, each bloom perfectly formed. It is a wondrous place to be in May.