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Blooming lavender rose...


By Raquel


This miniature rose is a survivor! I bought it for $1.99 at Kroger’s (a grocery store) and watched as one of the two little plants died, until I was left with essentially just a rose twig in a pot. It survived the winter though it had lost nearly all its leaves, but I persevered and kept watering it. This is how it looked on June 22:

Once I had more time for the garden I started feeding it organic fertilizer (Rose Food by Rabbit Hill Farm) and also a few drops of Miracle Gro when I watered it, dissolved in the water. By mid-June it had grown a bit and sprouted some new leaves:

While I thought (hoped) it would grow some more, I never expected that it would actually flower so soon! Here it is on July 11:

And finally on July 14:

Isn’t it beautiful?? I just love it.

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How satisfying, the rose is obviously rewarding you for saving it's life. I'm sure you'll take extra care of it now and become good pals for a long time.

15 Jul, 2010


Well done and congratulations on your perseverance. It is a very pretty rose and one day it will reward you with lots of flowers.

16 Jul, 2010


Thank you Heron and Grannysue, I do like to think the flower reacted to all the care...most people think that's a crazy concept but plants are living things, after's the smallest rose I have but with the biggest flower!

16 Jul, 2010


It's lovely. I'm pleased you were able to save it.

16 Jul, 2010


I agree Raquel, there's more to Heaven n' Earth ect......

17 Jul, 2010


I have some Kroger plants too! They had a few houseplants marked down last week, but I had no place to put them so I behaved myself.

17 Jul, 2010

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