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This year, I noticed a new friend in one of my trough-planters, a self-seeded rose.

I'm fairly good at recognising infant plants and knew this as a rose immediately.

Roses, like apples, are from the same family. Their seeds grow into plants with flowering and fruiting characteristics that vary dynamically and dramatically from the parent. This is why apple orchards and rose gardens are grown from clones grafted to rootstock (also clones, known to be good rootstock growers), and you can't buy roses from seed.

All the more reason I wanted to see what my little self-seeded surprise would do.

I think it's the most beautiful rose I've ever seen, because it came from a seed, and relied on me, and I wanted to see what it would become. And I would have grown it for years, anyway.

This is it saying 'hi'.

I look forward to seeing what it does in years to come; it came up with this from a seed in the winter.

If only we all had a safe place to root and grow and be loved for growing.

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PutterDutt

:o)

Mazy

and PD, simpatico.

Mazy

thank you Robin :)

sometimes I feel like Jigidi has more snippiness than when I was 12.

Then, things like my little rose (read The Little Prince if you never had) reminder me about what is important.

it will likely be very hardy - I could likely clone it for rootstock - but I love this little proof of life outside of human handling.

redina1

Nice to see you and wonderful to see this little miracle! :)

PutterDutt

"If only we all had a safe place to root and grow and be loved for growing." Your little do-it-myself rose is wonderful, Mazy!

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