Winter Rose

“Winter Rose”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

A perfect winter rose is one of the nice things about gardening in the South. Even though we had a hard freeze just days ago, already a new rose has opened, and it is all due to our mild winter weather.



This wasn’t the only rose in the garden, either. Iceberg had a lovely white flower (though it was on the small side) and Mutabilis (Butterfly Rose) also had a few flowers showing.

Being able to garden just about year round is what helps keep me sane. I don’t know how gardeners in colder areas stand not being able to get out and see at least a few things growing.

Yesterday, as I was strolling around my garden, I was surprised to see a few little yellow forsythia flowers already showing up. I guess the quince can’t be far behind.


  1. LadyAssassin said,

    January 7, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Oh, how I’d love to be gardening in a warmer climate. Lovely rose !

  2. Jane M said,

    January 7, 2012 at 10:58 am

    While we have had some periods of less than normal winter, our gardens here in the north are still bare. It must be nice to be able to get out and see green. Many years the cabin fever hits me. Oh, to see a rose right now.

  3. nhgarden said,

    January 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

    It helps to grow plants indoors during winter 🙂

    • Jan said,

      January 7, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Indoor plants would be a good solution. I would love to grow indoor plants here, but the way our house is sited, we get very little sun inside which is good for the summer air conditioning but not for plants.

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