I call this beauty "Mine Road Noisette". The story of how I collected cuttings of this rose is HERE.
All are welcome ... friends, neighbors, blog readers, rose lovers, and anyone else who wants to come meet the roses in person. Your dogs may come, too, but they must be on a leash at all times ... no flexi-leads are allowed. (Address is: 335 Hartwood Road, 22406)
Those of you who are familiar with the garden may be surprised by some of the changes. The Rambler Fence is nearly bare because I am replanting and reclaiming the roses. The Miniature Garden is filling in VERY nicely and I am pleased with how it's progressing. The Front Border and Hybrid Tea Gardens are finally beginning to look like the image that I have of them in my imagination. The Rose Field is still a heinous mess, but progress on its rebirth is being made in limited areas.
Open Garden Day is always one of my favorite days of the year! My next favorite is the day after, when all the people are gone and I can quietly reflect and appreciate what I have created.