Foggy mornings are magical times in the Rose Field. The mist mixes with the fragrance from the roses, and the scent is almost beyond description.
Shailer's Provence, The Bishop (two versions), Blairii #1, Geschwind's Nordlandrose in the background ... and many others.
Here is a group of photos, shot while standing on the bench beside the Rose Field, panning the camera from left to right to try to capture the panorama. (There are too many roses in each frame to attempt to list them all.)
The large rose in the center of this photo is my beloved Banshee ... which will probably be in bloom in a week or two.
I used Photoshop to stitch the photos together ... you can click on this to make it full size.
In addition to the overwhelming spectacle of the rose garden as a whole, there are little bits of beauty tucked here and there ... we just have to look closely.
I am very excited to open my garden today! I love sharing the roses with everyone, even though I am very, very tired ... visitors energize me and fuel my enthusiasm for what I do.
It's show time!