'Lo how a rose e're blooming', one of my favorite old Christmas songs, speaks of Mary giving birth to Jesus, the savior of the world. Viewing the infant, we see the man/God hanging on the cross, died for the sins of all. I am thankful remembering this today.
Here are 2 roses blooming now, outside and in the greenhouse. The first is a floribunda that will be named shortly, while the second is a Hulthemia that has an unusually large blotch. It is being tested along with a Hulthemia sister seedling. Coming from a smaller family of seedlings, they are two of the best 3 Hulthemias this year. You know that I will be repeating this cross more extensively in the coming Spring.