Pink Rose Blooms

Gardening

This lovely rose has survived the benign neglect my flowers receive, and has rewarded me with lowly, repeat blooms.

These roses will fall off rather than produce a rose hip, and while a self-dead-heading rose is really cool, I’ve taken the blooms at their peak to harvest their petals and dry them for tea.

Angelique Tulips in Full Bloom 2020

Gardening

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I’ve said many times that Angelique tulips are my favorite variety of tulip. They have beautiful, delicate and frilly pink flowers that get more intense the longer they bloom. Their leaves are also interesting, having a white stripe along the outer edge.

These photos are a bit old now, but taking the photos allows me to enjoy my bouquet of tulips longer than they perfumed the kitchen. The cut flowers lasted a long time in the vase with regular stem trimming and water changing, and the spent ones were composted to make more flowers.