New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Sometimes a rose is more than a rose


May 25, 2020

The rose bush outside our kitchen window is telling a different story this spring.

Severely cut back each winter, it always rebounds as the weather turns warmer. I once read in a gardening book that it’s almost impossible to over-prune roses.

But last week, although the stems had grown tall and the leaves were vibrant, the plant produced just a single flower. I watched as it transitioned from...

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