Winter is that time of the year when gardening takes less effort and there is a higher yield of flowers. Not to mention, there are fewer reptiles like lizards to deal with. This year has been wonderful (my garden's second winter). Last winter, the rose plants were really small. This time, They have become pretty huge, almost blocking the path in a few places. The yellow, pink and red roses are flowering almost every day and its quite a site to see .
There is one special variety of rose called the "Panner Rose" locally in Tamil. This one too is in bloom. The flower gives off a very sweet smell. The petals are often soaked in honey and eaten. Its quite delicious. Rose water is also made from this variety.