“Many Colors”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
It seems to be happening just as I predicted. All of a sudden, everything seems to be blooming at once. This winter’s holding on for weeks beyond normal has caused so many flowers to open quickly. Ones that should have bloomed weeks ago are now blooming with others that normally bloom now. What an Easter!
One surprise was the Mutabilis rose. As I was watering the area around this plant, all of a sudden, I noticed it was in bloom. Just a few days ago – nothing. Now, delicate flowers all over the bush. This China rose is also called the Butterfly Rose. An old-fashioned, single rose, this is known for its changing flower colors as the flower ages.
The buds start out a dark color.
The flower opens to a peachy-yellow
Finally, a dark pink appears.
Every year when this rose starts blooming, I am amazed at how pretty all the different colors showing at the same time is. This year, I am amazed how all the flowers seemed to pop out all at once.