Frost Bytes: Autumn 2012

Frost lingers in the forecast:  light this time, but sure to get heavier soon.  The roses are still green with leaves, but they’ve stopped making new shoots.  And bambi has stopped nibbling them. Soon cold weather will complete the job bambi abandoned to move south for the winter.

The fall orders are already in at the trendy mail-order rose nurseries, even before some others got their catalogues on line for the season. Knowing that we can expand the boundary of the rose garden by placing a new bed  here or there, we dream of new roses blooming in the garden. Continue reading