I know I have been posting more this week than normally but I wanted to share some of the flowers that have been blooming in the gardens this week before my daughter and I leave to go on vacation to Virginia this weekend.
All of the roses that have been in my garden for a few years have all bloomed and some are even losing their blooms now for the first flush of the season.
A few new roses planted this spring are just now starting to bud so they well be shown later.
“ New Dawn’ is a rambling rose and is disease resistant with a sweet fragrance. It covers the side and roof of my garden shed. It has a subtle pink bloom. It was delegated to the shed because it will only bloom once for me here so it is not allowed in the rose garden. LOL! Poor thing. Hardy to zone 4.
“Morden Blush” a shrub rose that blooms throughout the season until frost and is hardy to zone 4.
Some gardeners shun the Knockout rose line but I love them in my garden because they are always in bloom and add color to the garden after other flowers or roses have been spent. They are all hardy to zone 4.
“Crimson Bouquet” grandiflora. Is my personal favorite of all of the roses and the most fragrant in my garden. It has glossy green leaves and is very disease resistant and blooms until frost.
The blooms and petals can be dried for a fragrant potpourri or bouquet.
“Bella’ roma” is a Hybrid Tea rose and I have come to
love hate this rose. It just has too many problems associated with it and often the buds stick fast and will not open. It only blooms once for me so it will give up its place in the rose garden this fall and be delegated to along the woods.
“Easy Does It” floribunda is a repeat blooming rose throughout the season. Reaches 3-4 feet and has colors from peach, orange and pink in its petals. It is disease resistant and is hardy to zone 5 and has glossy green leaves.
“Bill Warriner” floribunda rose is another of my favorites of the roses. This rose has a compact growth pattern, is fragrant and it is always in bloom in my Rose garden. Disease resistant and hardy to zone 5. It has those perfect shaped blooms that stay on for a long time.
“Bonica” shrub rose. Buyer beware it is not the silky pink as advertised in the pictures of it, but its tiny blooms well bloom all season and it is disease resistant and hardy to zone 4. The blooms do get pinker in cooler weather.
What is your favorite rose in your garden??