We inherited all of the rose bushes you see here when we moved into our little brown house many years ago, so I can't tell you their names. But they are a fragrant and hardy bunch.
We aren't gardeners, and until a couple of years ago these beauties have been left pretty much on their own. In fact a couple of them have reverted back their wild state.
After pruning a couple of summers ago, they are coming back to life. But I still think "spindly" when I see them. But maybe that is the nature of a tea rose, which some of these are.
This variety is the one I featured in a bouquet on a tablescape in my last post. It has more blooms than ever this year.
I had no plan when I snapped these photos other than to document the garden at its peak. No time to stage anything more.
So I'm sharing them on their own in their plain and honest beauty.
This is the only bloom so far this spring for this specimen.
But this climber, with it's vibrant mixed color, is this year's prize winner. (In a very modest pageant, mind you.)
The blooms have stayed a long time. So cheery every morning!
This very forgiving rose came from Costco (I think) a couple of years ago.
On the south side of the house in full sun, it's plainly getting what it needs.
And that's the end of our little Sunday Rose Show!
(Don't you love the little point at the edge of the petals on this pretty little rose?)
I hope it's a lovely day for you!
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