jueves, 21 de marzo de 2019

Hello Autumn!

The rose: my gardening frustration made flower

Today is the first day of fall, and it always brings a jolt of excitement!  It is after all, my favourite season of the year. But I am feeling bittersweet about this moment since springtime and summer were as disappointing as always with my Roses, they fared as poorly as they have been doing for the last 25 years. I should get over the fact that Roses don't like this climate, they simply don't like it and no amount of care can make them grow well  here: I haven't seen one garden here - not even one - with Roses looking half as good as I've seen them in the colder southern provinces let alone in rose lovers blogs from North Europe. I'm feeling tired of this uphill battle, tired of year after year of frustration and lots of time, effort and money wasted on plants that perform so poorly. This is easy to say but when it comes to make the decision about forgetting roses and move on I feel paralyzed, full of sadness even some anger because if I ever give up on Roses I will give up on gardening altogether, Sorry for this bitter post today when many of my dear readers are welcoming spring today, I hope it brings happy times in their gardens, I'm sure it will!

See you next time!