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Rosa Mundi surprise

4 months ago
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Rayford Reddell, author of The Rose Bible, said that in California's SF Bay Area, once blooming European old garden roses sometimes get confused by our weather and have some repeat bloom later in the season. It is hard enough to keep them thriving here at all since we don't have the winter chill they want, but it does happen sometimes. It is always a happy surprise. Yesterday I was weeding and pruning out in the bed where my Rosa Mundi grows. Here is the delight that greeted me. I expect it was caused by the unusually long and mild spring we had this year, much like the weather of San Fancisco where Reddell lived.

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