Monday, July 3, 2017

Roses 2017


Our roses took their time recovering from the cold, soggy winter and spring. But most are blooming like mad now (in July). The once-blooming Paul's Himalayan Musk outdid itself last month, covering the hybrid poplar and framing our driveway.



The usually hale and hearty Playboy nearly died over winter, but is coming back and will hopefully return to its usual splendor in time.






Sunsprite...



John F. Kennedy died back dramatically, but has recovered.



 My only purple rose, Burgundy Iceberg, is blooming like crazy.


The climbing roses New Dawn, covering a trellis near the garden statue made by friend Monica, never missed a beat and are blooming nonstop, as usual.






I have a thing for vibrant orange roses...

Here is Disco Dancer...



Kaleidoscope...




 Gebruder Grimm, usually full of ever-changing colors, had a hard time but is coming back.





Dolly Parton, first blossom this year...





Armada is covered constantly, as always, in cheery pink blooms






An old-fashioned rose that was here when we moved here in 1977. Hardy bush!



English Violet...


Double Delight...




 Double Delight, fully open...


Love...


Dolly Parton...




The climbing roses along the llama field fence are still struggling. Here is Dublin Bay... (I will add more as they bloom...)



But by the chicken fence, Climbing Iceberg is more spectacular than ever.




Next to it is Queen Elizabeth, pretty in pink with numerous, enormous blooms.


Out along the driveway are the old-fashioned, spreading roses that were here when we moved here. I love them as they are once-blooming so I don't have to deadhead them. And they are lovely... for the month or two they bloom...


And there are more... I love roses.

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