I look forward to my garden's awakening from its sleep.
And I have realized that I have a favorite rose this winter.
This picture of Prosperity rose was taken in December. There are no blooms to be seen now. Still, it has become my favorite rose this winter. Why? Because I can see it from my bedroom window.
And when I see it, I begin dreaming. I dream of how this rose will look this spring. I dream of its branches filled with creamy white blooms.
And then, I walk around the house, and my dreams include the rest of my garden.
But this particular rose is in my dreams every morning as I awake, and every night as I close the drapes. Therefore, it has become my favorite rose - this winter.
Prosperity is a hybrid musk rose. If you put this beauty in your garden, be sure to give it lots of space. It will grow to a large mounding shrub, around 8 ft tall and wide, or you can grow it as a climber. It needs no pruning, repeatedly blooms, and is hardy in zones 6 (possibly 5) through 10. Prosperity will also grow in a semi-shady position, and is fragrant.
Wouldn't it be lovely growing along a fence? Ah, there I go... dreaming again.