what made you cry when it died
I rescued a peace rose from a grocery for fifty cents. It had somehow been covered up and neglected (pale green, spindly growth). I took it home and soaked it in a bucket of willow water for a few weeks. It recovered so nicely and sent out a bunch of new growth. Hot drought ridden days followed, so I could not plant it. While it sat in a bucket on the porch, a bud appeared. Unfortunately, we had to leave town and I missed the initial bloom. When we got home, the most beautiful rose was open and OH SO fragrant...
I put it in the ground soon after and it lived about 2 weeks until the heat and drought (even with good watering)
took it out. WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! Thank God for that one bloom... It was exquisite.