Our obsessions with garden tidiness may often keep us ignorant of the beauty of the fruits of the rose. Deadheading prevents the formation of rose hips, for which the flower exists. Round or oval, pumpkin-shaped or flagon, rose hips form in a myriad of sorts, in colors from pale lemon to violet-black, smooth or dull, russetted or polished. In the months to come we will begin cataloguing the colors and forms in which many of our roses produce their hips. We hope you will enjoy the inclusion of this feature in your searches. This lovely photo from our Thanksgiving table centerpiece was taken by our dear friend Ron Robertson.