I hope it's OK that I break this down. Every day now new roses are finally blossoming.. I have lots of little buds opening everywhere, but few full blooms. Plus we got a massive 2 hour rain/thunderstorm yesterday evening that just beat the crap out of everyone that WAS open. So here's some pictures from Saturday morning, and then this noon hour. If you see rocks & dirt, it'll probably be in the back yard. If you see lots of mulch & sawdust, it'll probably be in the front yard. EVERYWHERE (practically, not too much in the front) there are weeds.. sorry.
I weeded yesterday for 3 hours and didn't make a DENT.
So, I'm doing this alphabetically.
Starting with Ebb Tide. SORELY disappointed in this rose. Stingy with growth, PINK? blooms. I saw this at a nursery and couldn't buy it yet (not ready for sale). Bought a bare root package w/Julia Child.. PINK? WTH!!!