I have been admiring the winter roses over at Saipua. They seem to be the perfect plant for the beginning of spring. I can imagine them in strange blooms from below the straggly bare hydrangeas come spring time.
I even found some china ones at a school gala on the weekend. They were hidden at the back of a stall, still wrapped in newspaper. I offered to help unwrap only to find this beautiful Crown Lynn set - cups, sugar bowl and 2 coordinating jugs. The little winter rose pattern is called "Saphire" and it has me thinking it is time to plant some real ones.