I've been keeping an eye on it, we have had some nights temperature down in the twenties, and a light coating of snow one time since the bud appeared. This past Tuesday morning, grass and cars were frosted over.
I even had one little rose hips, not enough for a cuppa tea, though.
And a second struggling rose bud, this one hasn't fared as well
It was a joy to discover this in my yard, in winter, in the Northeast. I just had to share it as my favorite thing this week. Joining for the first time Claudia's party at Mockingbird Hill Cottage.