Here are a few of the roses that are blooming in there as of this morning.
I used my finger for perspective to show you how small this flower is.
With some of the roses, these flowers they have now are the first ones I've seen ... and it's really exciting.
This is 'Double Blush Burnet'. I identified this rose from photos sent by a reader. She found it in the overgrown garden of her grandparents' homestead in Minnesota. I am thrilled that she shared some suckers of it with me.
This next rose has a similar story, but we don't know its identity. It came to me from a rose friend in Montana, and she got it from an elderly neighbor named Hallie ... she calls it "Hallie's Rose". It is a vigorous once-blooming rose that I will plant in the Labyrinth Garden, and I will think of Deb every time I see it.
I have no idea what this next rose is. It's one I bought, but I don't remember where or when, and the writing on that tag is completely faded away. One day I'll figure out what it is. In the meantime, these flowers are beautiful, and they smell heavenly!
I don't know what these next two roses are either. They have tags, but the tags are obviously wrong.
This is supposed to be 'Alice', a pink Polyantha.
... and this is supposed to be 'Shower of Gold', a yellow rambler.
I can't do anything about the first mis-tagged rose, because the nursery where I got it doesn't exist anymore ... and it's really rare and not available anywhere else. I will contact the nursery where I got the second one and let them know about their mistake. A reputable nursery will send the correct rose, no questions asked ... I've had to do it for customers myself on two occasions that I can think of.