The roses, the roses!

In the last post, my focus was on irises, peonies and clematis. Maybe you wondered why roses were not mentioned, it being late May after all. However, roses deserve their own post. They also steal the show in the garden. Last week, abundantly blooming roses drew in many visitors whenever the gate was open.

The early blooming bourbon roses are particularly gorgeous right now. Look at “Souvenir de la Malmaison” and “Zephirine Drouhin”.

Souvenir de la Malmaison

And then there is Joe’s beautiful Canary Island Damask with its purplish-pink blossoms. Which of these is the prettiest?

This year, we will be offering our traditional “Annual Rose Walk” again, after a 2-year hiatus when the pandemic kept the garden closed. Our visitors can find a label with the names of the rose next to each bush, and shortly, we will post a little guide to to a walk around the garden on this site.

Who can, should come for a visit. We show photos on the internet, but the lovely fragrance of the roses can only be experienced in person!

Don Juan