'Glenn Dale' is a totally amazing rose. Once blooming, easy to train, and produces hundreds of flowers every spring.
More buds than flowers right now. The main show is still to come.
Climbing American Beauty is an early one every year.
Golden Century, mini climber, behaving itself and staying on its upside down tomato cage support.
Climbing Lavender Lace turned out to be too large and unruly to confine to a tomato cage.
This is a found rose from California. As far as I know, I have the only plant outside of California.
One side of my Hybrid Tea garden. I see Mrs. Joseph Bonaire, Maria Stern, Shot Silk, Gruss an Aachen, Dairy Maid, President Vignet, and others.
Moonlight is such a photogenic rose.
Accidental combination of Moonlight and Shailer's Provence.
One corner of the Hybrid Tea garden, with Else Poulsen, Chinatown, Lundy's Lane Yellow, Zalud House Shingled Raspberry, Reveille Dijonnais, and others.
Subtle colors on a flower of Lundy's Lane Yellow.
West side of the Hybrid Tea garden, with Else Poulsen, Ivory Triumph, Jiminy Cricket, Poulsen's Pearl, Lundy's Lane Yellow, Captain Christy, and others.
Pots in the driveway even look good when they're blooming.
Perle d'Or is one of my very favorite roses.
I can't wait till that sidebud opens, to see if it's single, too, or double like Perle d'Or usually is.
This Alister Stella Gray was sent to me as a rooted cutting by a woman in DC who found it growing up to the second floor of a townhouse.
Tidewater Trail is my own foundling.
Another flower cluster on Tidewater Trail.
Charlotte Anne is a sport of Playgirl.
I love singles most of all ... Dairy Maid is a little piece of sunshine, as a friend said on FB.
Old Gold was an early attempt to breed yellow into modern roses.
There's a bit of yellow in there, in the center of the new flower and as the petals age.
These flowers have opened within the past few days. Most of the garden still has more buds than flowers, so the show will continue for the next few weeks. This is such an exciting time of year ... what I work for ... let the show begin!!
Don't forget, Open Garden Day is Sunday, June 7. If you can, make plans to come meet the roses in person.