This is the garden that greets visitors as they enter our driveway. It contains the first roses I planted when we moved here five years ago.
The east end of the border: 1. Indigo. 2. Shailer's Provence. 3. Marchesa Boccella. 4. Kathleen. 5. "Grandmother's Hat". 6. "Unrootable Red China". 7. Souvenir de la Malmaisson. 8. Felicia. 9. Dr. W. Van Fleet. 10. "Caldwell Pink"
Dr. W. Van Fleet
Look how many buds there are on Dr. Van Fleet!
Wanderin' Wind, a Buck rose
Souvenir de la Malmaisson
"Unrootable Red China", a found rose which is actually quite easy to propagate.
A vignette I really liked. 1. "J. E. Murphy's Pink Tea". 2. Moonlight. 3. Shailer's Provence. 4. Mary Washington
"J. E. Murphy's Pink Tea"
"J. E. Murphy's Pink Tea lost a couple of key canes last year, and it's a bit lop-sided right now. The weeds are almost attractive. Let's not call them weeds ... they're "indigenous ground cover. :)
The first flower on "Haywood Hall"
There are so many buds on "Haywood Hall".
Madame Joseph Schwartz
Maggie is so fragrant!
Champneys' Pink Cluster
"Mrs. Woods Lavender Pink Noisette", also known as "Mount Vernon Noisette"
A beautiful striped bud on Honorine de Brabant
Canes of Shailer's Provence and Moonlight sticking through the fence and arching into our pasture.
My truck is loaded with roses (I did that last night), and I will be out of here soon, on my way to the plant sale at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. It will be three days of non-stop rose talking ... and I imagine I will be pretty spent by the end of each day. But I love it!
Will I see you there?