The roses during the Spring and Summer of 2021 and 2022 have been magnificent. These images capture some of the extraordinary moments and the beauty of the roses in the garden this season. As Autumn approaches it is time to reflect and enjoy the last flush of the blooms until the first frosts arrive perhaps in May or thereabouts- until next Spring.

I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.

“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened.” -Rachael Franco

“…I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.”Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Gardening is how I relax, its another form of creating and playing with colours”Oscar De La Renta

“No matter how long the winter Spring is sure to follow”

Content and all images Di Baker 2022

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