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Strange things happen in the winter.

Our hybrid tea rose "Silver Shadows" bloomed for the first time today. Indoors. It's about 40 degrees outside, a few days before New Year's, and one of our roses bloomed. XD

Because of some kind of mix-up, we got this rose in the middle of October. We figured we'd just try our best to overwinter it indoors. As far as I know, "Silver Shadows" is only cold-hardy to Zone 6. Strangely enough, the plant was comfortable enough in our unheated anteroom that it produced a single flower for us to enjoy. Unfortunately, I have a hard time taking good photos of roses. I really need a tripod!

It has a very nice fragrance. It's an unusual color for a rose, no?


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Dec. 30th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
Oh that's really beautiful. Love that color.
Dec. 31st, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm hoping that I can take a better picture tomorrow when the flower's open all the way. It really is an unusual color--light blue-violet without a hint of pink, unlike most lavender roses. Under certain conditions, it really can be silver!
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