This flower didn't stop growing, and produced another bud right on top of it. This phenomenon is called proliferation. Proliferation is not a disease but a chance mutation and is most often seen in roses. Some roses seem to be more susceptible to it than others, especially in spring, although all in all it is still a pretty rare sight (thank goodness!).
Unfortunately, upsetting things happen not only to roses. I injured my leg pretty badly last week, and so have been mostly absent from blogosphere, as well as all other computer-related activities because sitting has been pretty uncomfortable.
|September Morn, a hybrid tea|
Not only that, but standing on one leg and holding a heavy camera steady has proven to be beyond me, so I can't really take any good pictures anymore.
|Lyda rose, a shrub|
Hopefully, things will be back to normal in a week or two. I am looking forward to catching up with all my virtual friends. I miss you all!