Garden: Bumblebee and the Roses

My climbing wild roses made it all the way past the top of the deck rail last year, and this year they're up to the eaves! A little bumblebee (on upper left blossoms) flying around the deck plants took advantage of them, as they began to 'peek' though the rails.

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The scent is very light but sweet. They're only in bloom 3-5 days, depending on how warm and windy it is, but what a treat! I don't pick the blooms. I leave them on the bushes to become rose 'hips' for jelly, and dry them for Vitamin C in winter!

By Mary CS from Woodridge, Illinois

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July 1, 20110 found this helpful

How lovely! Thank you for sharing your wild roses.

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August 17, 20150 found this helpful

Lovely, your roses are really very beautiful.

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