Sit quietly, while I will bombard you with my photos from Sunday morning.
"Ruth's Tiny Polyantha"
"Lundy's Lane Yellow"
"Unrootable Red China"
'Mme. Antoine Mari'
'Rhode Island Red'
"Hollywood Pink Cluster"
"St. Thomas China"
Without too much searing heat and with adequate rain this summer, and with my renewed promise to myself to pay better attention to the fertilizer and fungicide needs of the garden, my roses look better than they probably ever have. Even though many of them are babies, either relatively newly planted or recovering from transplanting or renewal pruning, it looks as if I may finally be on the right track with most of the garden ... fingers crossed.
... and now for the announcement part of this post ....
Want to come see the progress for yourself and support a great cause in the process? On Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11am - 5pm, we are hosting Greyhounds Rock Fredericksburg's annual fundraiser, "Roses, Wines, and Canines" ... a day-long event with food, wine tastings with Baccus (our guest winery) and at Hartwood Winery next door, raffles and auctions, vendor market, tours of the rose garden and vineyard, and educational presentations ... on our historic property in its lovely country setting. This is a dog-friendly event, and everyone is encouraged to bring their leashed, well-behaved canine friends. Admission is $25 per person (children under 12 are free). Please click HERE to register in advance, so we can plan as accurately as possible, but walk-ins are welcome. (Just so you know, my fall schedule is completely packed, and this will be the only day this year that the garden is available for visitors.)