Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chilling Pink

Looking for something to photograph in the gardens yesterday took a bit of searching. Many plants are quietly resting, waiting for spring and warmer weather. Although not as cold as many parts of the world, we have been having chilly temperatures, at least for our area.

One of the interesting results seems to be these 'Iceberg' roses that are typically white. They have taken on a distinctively pink shade to them and I would have to assume it is from the weather. Here they are reaching out to a blooming purple potato vine (solanum laxum) bloom that is yet to open. In another week or two these and all the other roses will be cut back to a bare stems to force them into dormancy.


Kathleen said...

That's a gorgeous color combination Sheila. Interesting they don't bloom that way all the time. So many factors can change things, can't they? It sounds like you had a good holiday. I didn't do my normal blog hopping during that time either and I'm trying to catch up now. Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, Sheila. I've also noticed Iceberg roses can have pink splotches on them this time of year when they're fully open--an effect I like as well.