of my rose bushes just started blooming a few days ago, and I managed to take a couple minutes to go out and take pics this evening. . .

I have no idea why these ones are so close to white this year. They were a brighter pink last year. I like, though. The deeper pink bush has some black spot, so I'll be trying to control that and planting garlic underneath next year. Learning things!

This yellow guy sprung up from a bramble that appeared when we moved a bunch of Japanese Anemone. The first year, we got two roses. We got a few more the next year, and now we've got two in bloom and four more buds already.


There's an eight-foot tall bush that hasn't started flowering yet, as sell as a nice bushy rambler and a bush I planted last year that decided not to bloom till I was out of town.