Here are the mini roses started from seeds. This tiny little plant was so anxious to bloom and it did...one tiny blossom and several buds. What a tough little plant. It held on to it's buds through the stress of transplanting and moving into a cooler environment with less light. Yesterday the first bud opened to show a shell pink teeny, tiny, rose. I knew this was supposed to be a mini rose bush...but not this mini.
Now here's the other one. What are those seedlings mixed in...you might ask? They are cucumbers of course. If you remember, the two tiny rose plants were in a larger clay pot before being transplanted. I simply took the potting soil, already in the pot and put it in two pots along with the roses. I noticed some white stringy stems in the soil and thought that I had removed them all. Now here's where they came from.
Joe planted some cucumbers in the ground near our container garden of tomatoes. He thought he would train them up the trellis nearby. He waited patiently and nothing came up. He always had a big garden in the past and grew buckets of cucumbers. Why didn't these germinate...he blamed the seed ...thinking it was old. I noticed a deep hole in the clay pot where the roses were. I simply filled it in and forgot about it. We are thinking that there is another gardener in our yard. The little chipmunk is always nosing around, while we are out. I think that he dug up the seeds and replanted them in a convenient place for him. Only...he planted them too deep. What a scamp...