I have been buying quite a few of these plants this year and roses have been a focus for me. Do you find that different things can catch your attention at different times and almost seem as if they are asking you to notice them? I find this happens with colours, gem stones, plants and animals, but also sometimes characters from myths or fairy tales. I believe that there is a reason for this and I think that the symbolism of certain things are relevant to us at different times during our journey through life.
Last summer I felt an urgency to take care of all the rose bushes in the garden as well as collecting these little pots of miniature roses as in the photo above. The garden had been neglected for a few years and the roses were no exception. When we first moved here I made the mistake of planting the rose bushes in a shady spot in the garden under a tree – foolish move! Unsurprisingly they really haven’t prospered in the way that they could. So this autumn I prepared a new border for them where they will get plenty of sun and I am waiting for the winter before I transplant them while they are dormant. I can’t wait to see them flourish!