Anyhow the first batch in spring is usually the prettiest blooms of the year (although they bloom off and on until late Fall). This past week has truly been a rose show --in our own yard!!!!! (Who needs Biltmore????? ha)
These are pictures I took last Friday morning --after a tiny bit of rain. The one above is our big rose bed near the garage. You can also see some Sempervivum growing along the edges. Below are more pictures.
Above is a picture of some of our container roses. The only problem we have is that they become top-heavy and the high winds we get here will knock some of them over at times (or try to)!!!!
We used to have several rose bushes along the upper side of the house in that large 'side' flowerbed --but it's too shady for them there. So --now they are all in front, which is the only place we have abundant sunshine!!!!
Hope you enjoyed seeing our Roses today... Can you smell them????? Most of our roses have a really wonderful fragrance, because when George orders new roses, one of the criteria is that it delights the nose as well as the eyes.
Hope you had a good weekend. We had a visit from my son, Jeff, yesterday... I had worked ALL week to powerwash the deck and deck furniture so we could sit out there yesterday... HA---Winter came (along with some rain).. SO--we sat inside with a roaring fire in the fireplace. Can you believe this --on May 15???? Anyhow--we had a wonderful time. I'll post pictures soon.