My climbing rosebush Eden is in full bloom, like a bouquet outside the front door. Eden is one of the French “Romanticas” roses, recently hybridized in France. Unlike the roses of David Austin, the Romanticas are generally unscented. Still they are dazzlingly beautiful.
I started growing roses about ten years ago and now have more that 50 varieties in our garden. For inspiration, I love to visit the rose garden at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino. The David Austin roses there grow so large that they could swallow an entire house whole.
(Here’s an earlier post on the first rose of the season.)
PS: My dad is doing much better! We hope to have him home from the hospital in a few days! xoxox0