“Christmas Rose”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
The last few days have been pretty nippy around here. We have had some hard freezes, but they have just been barely a hard freeze. I still have some tender perennials that have survived, but they are in more protected areas.
One group of plants that have not been affected by the cold weather are the roses. I thought surely that the flowers would be damaged by the cold, but so far there are still a great many lovely blooms. The Knockouts are still putting out flowers, in fact, they seem to love the cold.
An especially appropriate named rose that is unaffected by the cold temperatures is Iceberg.
Even with lows in the high twenties, this little rosebush is putting out the flowers. I have cut a few to place with the red flowers that are decorating the the mantel for Christmas. It would be nice if they would continue to bloom so that we would have these roses for Christmas decorations.