This is a great time for my roses. They all bloom heavily in June, and then kind of putz their way through July and August. About the middle to end of August, they start putting on another fabulous show. That will continue until our first hard freeze - sometimes into November. I have one rose - "Carefree Beauty" - that blooms its heart out this time of year - and, so, deserves its own post - tomorrow! But I also have some beauties to share with you today.
"J.F. Quadra" - a climber that is just completing its second year in my garden. This is turning out to be a really fun rose - lots of blooms and a really nice dark red color.
This is "Quadra" on the "rainbow" trellis Mark made for it this summer. The background still isn't wonderful, but look how tall some of the canes got this summer. I think in another year or two it is going to cover this area of the fence very nicely!
My species rose. I adore this rose. It grows very "wild" and has the most wonderful fragrance. It also has been most elusive in letting me take photos of it - but I thought this one wasn't too bad.
"Country Dancer" - aren't these buds just too sweet?? Last year, the first year in the garden, this rose bloomed like crazy. This year it's been a little more reticent. But I still have high hopes for it in the years to come.