Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rose Hips, Scarlet Beauty

The rose hips light up this plant. Their colors span the palette from a pale cadmium yellow into orange to a fully saturated scarlet.

Vermillion or crimson would be the color I would use to identify these rose hips.
Their full round red forms punctuate the leaves which are now shifting from green to yellow.
In spring the new bright green growth of leaves and the small buds form. As days grow longer and warmer the buds open to delicate roses that are so fragrant in the summer sun.
Here in September, with the day light shorter and mornings cooler, this beautiful transformation of the rose notes the nearing of the end of the summer cycle of the garden.
The rose hips carry on the beauty of this plant in the autumn garden.

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