But maybe soon if the weatherman is correct.
The Denver area has been getting frosts for a little while now. Enough frost to kill the tomatoes, peppers and other tender annuals, but not enough to hurt the hardy perennials. I like it when this happens - the roses get enough cold to get them slowing down and ready for winter. Sometimes our first freeze is a hard freeze which catches the roses unprepared. But with a gradual cool down, the roses harden off nicely in preparation for the more intense cold to come.
Which is probably coming very soon now. We're supposed to get a hard freeze around Tuesday. If it drops as much as I think it will, there will be no more blooms this year.
There's something about the fall that intensifies the colors in the roses. Some whites that rarely have touches of pink in the summer, now have that touch. Pinks often deepen. Reds are glorious.
Right now there's a lot of color in the garden. Here's some pictures from the last couple of days - probably the last for this year:
Magic Carousel - an older mini.
Cuddles - another older mini. Oh heck, most of my minis are older. The coral color has deepened in the fall.
Baby Betsy McCall, a older, but very tough mini.
Cinderella - probably my favorite little mini, with much more pink than it usually has in the summer. Not much in the way of flower form, but such a nice tidy little plant and hardy as heck. The tiny leaves and canes are in proportion to the tiny blooms.
Orange Honey, with intense fall colors
Antique rose - a mini
Green Ice showing a lot of that fall induce pink coloring. Uually it's just white after fading from pale green.