It’s officially summer and the roses are finally coming thick and fast. They’ve been late this year. In fact, that’s been the case for many plants. Some commercial growers have reported that their crops have been slower to bloom this year – four to six weeks slower – due to the amount of cloud cover. Apparently we’ve had more cloudy days than usual. Rain too, I’d say.
Roses look terrific in small vases (like this cute little egg cup display from Celebrations, and the pretty pinky blooms in the elephant teapot at Style Me Pretty) or larger ones, as seen over at Florali. Those crinkly blooms beside the roses in the photo directly above are celosia, or cockscomb.