White Iceberg Rose: Blushing!

When I first started my rose garden, I would look down or look face-to-face (face-to-rose?), but didn’t bother to look from any other vantage points. Ah, my early days of gardening! img_1431

I’m fortunate that my garden is sufficiently large and spaced so that I can view my flowers from all angles.  Looking underneath and behind, I see that the lower petals of my white iceberg roses, near the stem, have a lovely pink blush when they are nearly in full bloom. I don’t recall seeing this blush when they are actually in full bloom. There is such a thing as pink iceberg roses, but these are not. The photo is a bit blurry, but if you click on it, you can get a better view of the color contrast.

Does anyone else with white iceberg roses notice the same in their blooms? If it’s indeed a short-lived color phenomenon, it’s additional reason to pay close attention to roses so you don’t miss out.

I highly recommend that, if possible and if safe to do so (to avoid being impaled by thorns!), try to view your roses from all angles.  Roses are not only beautiful, but also a source of delightful surprise! Sweet and lovely!


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