Three of the baby roses growing under lights in my basement workshop are plants of my Yellow Seedling. One of these developed a bud, which I was technically supposed to have popped off when I first noticed it. This would be to allow the plant to put its energy into growing leaves and roots (instead of a flower), but I didn't have the heart to do it. This is a strong healthy plant, and I reasoned that it could stand the strain of flowering. A few days ago, the bud opened and this was the result:
If you follow Hartwood Roses on Facebook, you have already seen this photo.
In a few weeks, I will send two of the three plants to friends in different parts of the country. This is the next step in my goal to eventually make this rose commercially available ... gotta see if it performs as well in other places as it does in my garden here. The third plant will stay here as a back up copy, in case something happens to the original.
It has been almost a month since I transplanted the baby roses out of their propagation containers and into small pots of their own. (click the link to see a post from when I did this).
Happy Friday, Everyone!