The first new season’s bloom has appeared on The Wedding Rose. This rose was planted earlier this year, not long after the family wedding we had celebrated.
Upon closer inspection a “wedding guest” has enjoyed a feast on this bloom.
I suspect a katydid has scissored off some tasty mouthfuls of this lovely flower. The warm, creamy petals do look good enough to eat. I may have to search for the unwanted guest and relocate it elsewhere in the garden to avoid further blooms being munched on.
Here is a link to more information about Katydids which include some stunning photos.