October 20, 2015
English Rose Photos from 2015
I haven't shared many photos of my English roses from this season, but this post will make up for it. Above is a fall shot of 'William Shakespeare 2000,' one of my very favorite roses that lasts well in a vase and smells divine.
Here is another shot of William with butterfly bushes (Buddleia) blooming in front and Russian sage (Peroskvia) behind.
In the front yard 'Abraham Darby' was a great bloomer this year. I cut many, many roses from this shrub to bring inside.
Here is a close up shot of Abraham's gorgeous, large, fragrant blooms.
'Eglantyne' continues to do well in the front yard, and I continue to cut blooms for vases despite its awful thorns.
'The Countryman' was the first English rose I purchased back in California, and I still enjoy its vivid pink blooms.
'Lady of Shallot' is still getting established, so its pretty blooms were sparse this year. But next year should be better.
'Sister Elizabeth' produced a heavy stream of delicate flowers this year. Overall it was a good year for my roses, as they didn't mind the heat as long as they kept receiving water.
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