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Large hips on Autumn Sunset climbing shrub rose.
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I love the small yellowish hips of Rockin' Robin shrub rose.
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Hips on Work of Art miniature rose look like tiny apples. Lots of new growth even though it's only mid-January!
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Bonica produces masses of hips.
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Small red and green hips on Happy Chappy shrub rose.
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Always stingy with the hips, Blanc Double de Coubert produced a single fat hip this fall.
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Hips of Westerland loom over hips of Bonica.
 


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20/01/2013 6:28am

Love these photos! I call rosehips "rose apples", too. ;) To me, a rose reaches levels of perfection if it produces a lot of hips. Your blog looks great, btw! :)

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20/01/2013 10:20am

Thank you Laurie! Of course your blog is such an inspiration :).

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20/01/2013 8:46am

Great post. Beautiful post. Rose hips bring such interest to the winter garden and a good source of vit C!

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20/01/2013 10:14am

Thank you Chris! Yes, I love seeing the bright spots of colour in the garden at this time of year.

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Barbara
20/01/2013 6:31pm

Hmm, such an education for me. I've never thought about rose hips before! Great pictures, Louise.

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Louise Bradford
20/01/2013 9:37pm

Thanks Barb!

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