Have you ever recognized the virtue of a plant that has been in your garden for ages, previously unnoticed?
I have long ignored a huge rambling bramble of wild rose bushes and honeysuckle.
It’s practically an eyesore, an unkempt jungle good for nothing more than a rabbit hole.
Last week, after the electric company tagged the bush for trimming, I realized this wasn’t any ordinary wild rose bush, it has plump double flowers stuffed with more petals than can possibly fit.
Have you ever heard to flowers changing color? I thought it was an urban legend, but now it has happened to me. The rose below is on the same bush that previously had small hot pink, verging on magenta, flowers.
Not only is this flower several times larger than the others it is many time more fragrant.
And there are more huge buds on the bush in the second flush of flowers.
How it happened shall remain a mystery and I shall remain thankful to witness these miracles in the garden.