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return of the pink rose... =)

It has been a difficult year for my roses thanks to the attack of the japanese beetles (Popillia japonica ).. I have been literally fighting them off my plants (I hate using chemicals so am trying every thing other than spraying of broad spectrum insecticides)..


This rose bud has been developing for the past week... yesterday it was kind of getting ready to bloom and there was this major thunderstorm at night.. I wondered what happened thankfully this is what greeted me in the morning :) dainty, pretty pink perfect :) with loads of droplets... soft pink roses are back (don't know for how long but am happy for now :) )


Ohh yeah as usual I was not sure as to which to post and my friend nikk helped me out by picking this... the rest are also shots of the same rose.. my first bloom this year which survived the beetle attack :)

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Taken on August 5, 2008