Our cherry parfait roses are coming in more pink and white, with a hint of cream, rather than a stark red with blinding white. It could be the particular genetic makeup of this individual cherry parfait rose bush, or it could be temperature and sunlight dependent as some roses will bloom differently depending upon the condition in which they grow. It’s also possible the pink will continue to darken a reddish pink as the bloom grows older – there’s just no way to know, yet.
I’m very happy with the plant itself, and the blooms are beautiful, but before I begin planting the rose bushes around the house, I want to find a strain that looks almost exactly like this cherry parfait rose. I’d like the entire cherry parfait rose bush to look like this. One thing I’ve learned thus far, though, is you cannot be sure how your plant will develop. That might still happen, I just have to give it time to mature and mess with the conditions.
I’ll try and research it this weekend so I can learn from other, more experienced gardeners who are familiar with this topic.
I have to work for most of the evening. It’s been stormy around here, and so I think I will curl up in the study, plow through some tasks that have been on my business agenda for too long that don’t require anyone else, and perhaps finalize and map out next quarter’s goals (July, August, September). This is going to be one of those summers that is transformational in terms of our businesses. So many things are finally coming to fruition that I need to manage the transition smoothly.