While they are bursting at the seams…

I am definitely bursting with excitement because my last count of buds is close to 40 (40!!! The newbie gardener asks, “Can that be true?”):

You see, this is my first ever bona fide rose bush. I had bought it at the nursery two weeks ago. My heart went out to this bush simly because of its name — “Jude the Obscure“. My heart was moved with pity and really wanted to bring it out of obscurity…. okay, end of my melodrama! Truth be known, I couldn’t make up my mind which bush to buy (imagine that, there were only about five different types of David Austin rose bushes at the nursery, and I couldn’t make up my mind!). Once again, my husband gallantly came to my rescue and made the decision for me. We love the color; we love the shape; we definitely love the scent.

What fascinates me is the drastic color changes these rose blossoms undergo. I am showing you two different blossoms on a particular day (again, the newbie gardener asks, “Is that normal?”):

Just one day later (taken at the same time of day as the previous day), these blossoms became:

Then, they “matured” into this subdued shade of subtle apricot, cloaked in an unmistakable air of elegance:

I hope I would be able to keep this rose bush alive and well through this growing season, and hopefully by then, I will feel much more comfortable and confident in venturing out even further in this business call rose gardening. Don’t get me wrong, I love the end results (beautiful rose blooms). I am just a little uncertain about my care-taking skills! :)

It’s been fun chatting with you my bloggy friends. I will be back on Monday. Meanwhile, have a blessed weekend!

7 thoughts on “While they are bursting at the seams…

  1. Your roses are absolutely scrumptious! And, yes, many roses change color as they open. Truly, I am not exaggerating, that is one of the most gorgeous roses I have ever seen!

  2. Jude will give you lots of pleasure as it matures, looks like it’s already got a headstart and well on its way, judging by the number of buds you’ve got, huh huh! Sounds like you’ve got quite a big plant to start with. In summer you’ll see the flowers change form and colour even quicker, that’s because of the heat factor, as the sun fades the colour of the blooms.

  3. Wow! Beautiful..My roses are doing well this year too! Except one that I bought thinking it was one thing turned out to be another..ah well!

  4. Beautiful! I understand your apprehension. Everytime something grows and survives in my planters I praise God because he’s the one who saves these plants from my hands :0)
    I hope you venture out and plant some more roses with some great names!

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