Friday, July 13, 2007
I have a rose collections of sorts. Each year on our wedding anniversary, John and I used to drive to Brenham to buy one or two roses at the Antique Rose Emporium. We did this for several years and as a result, we have over a dozen different varieties of roses growing in our yard. Many are old roses or early hybrids. These types of roses are very hardy and can survive just about anything, even neglect. I know, because mine have been neglected quite a bit in recent years as my interests have moved from gardening to knitting. Still, they continue to bloom and flourish.
The best part about growing roses is cutting them and bringing their beauty and fragrance indoors. And that's just what I did after taking these pictures, being very careful not to disturb this eight-legged guy who has decided a rose bush is a good place to spin a web.
Yellow Garden Spider