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Happy Winter Solstice – A Bouquet of Frosted Roses

Today is the Winter Solstice! A day to celebrate! From tomorrow each day will get a little longer, giving a bonus of extra light. So here is a present of a bouquet of frosted roses.

We delight in every rose bud that appears in the winter months and celebrate each and every one that opens out to present us with a bloom. When iced with a crystal layer of white frost they look even better.






I suppose I shall have to prune them down by half to stop the wind rocking the roots loose before too long, and then it will be a long wait until next May to appreciate these delicious blooms once again.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

5 replies on “Happy Winter Solstice – A Bouquet of Frosted Roses”

Thank goodness the world didn’t end as predicted! Frost on roses is very beautiful but also makes me feel sad for some reason…. May will be here before we know it!

As frost settles onto a flower I love how it always seems to sit perfectly along the rim of each petal, like a cluster of tiny diamonds. Happy Christmas!

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