Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Polka Dot Rose

This spring I let my emotions get the better of me and I planted a rose that I saw in a pretty picture. It was a new rose introduction named 'Easter Basket'. It was beautiful in the picture.

Usually I try to do some research on roses before I make the commitment, because I know how disappointing a rose that doesn't do well in a particular climate or soil can be.

For some reason my 'Easter Basket' has had these little spots on the petals ever since I put it in the garden. For the life of me I can't figure out what is causing the problem and in all the years I have been growing roses I have never seen it before.

Maybe I just got one with freckles!


Kathleen said...

I don't have an answer about the "freckles." It's still pretty tho.

Anonymous said...

I bought a geranium last year called Paint Splash with almost the same look. This year, some of the dark spots are larger.

The rose is pretty, even if it is polka dotted.

Anonymous said...

I assume it's not supposed to have spots? That's what I like about it! LOL Here I was thinking I didn't have any polka-dot roses, and was going to have to find one. Oops! It's pretty nonetheless.