As far as I can tell, full bloom is still about two weeks away, which fits perfectly into my schedule for June.
Open Garden Days for this year will be Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. If you have wanted to meet the roses and see this place in person, here is your chance.
Most of the gardens look a lot better than they did last year. The Miniature Garden is new, and it's pretty close to perfect ... please forgive me for being immodest and saying so. The English Garden looks really nice, too, but the deer ate most of the buds back there over the course of the past couple of nights. (Time to reinstall my fishing line deer deterrent around that garden ASAP.)
The gardens in the front yard are a work in progress. Most of the Hybrid Tea Garden was severely damaged by the cold ... the roses have come back nicely and I expect to have at least a few flowers to share for Open Garden. The Fence Border is still mostly clogged with weeds ... this is the next garden on my list to reclaim.
The Rose Field is impassable. The roses are still in there, but it's hard to see them up close because the paths have disappeared.
Hartwood Roses Spring Open Garden
June 7 and 8, 2014
10:00am to 4:00 pm both days
Address and directions are HERE.