Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Roses in my yard, the first wave

We have six rose bushes in our yard, some of which are blooming right now, and some of which will be blooming.  This rose is a Rosa Rugosa, Hansa.  This was the only bloom (so far) and the only picture, which isn't great, but you can get the idea.  It is also the rose bush that Miikka dug up three or four times, so the fact that it bloomed at all is a minor miracle. He has been stopped, by a better bit of fencing, and the rose seems to be recuperating.  If all goes well, it will continue to grow and it will eventually be a large bush.

This is one of the roses that was already in the yard when we moved in.  I don't know its variety, but it is a robust climber. I suppose I ought to prune it back a bit more, to make it bushier, but I can't bring myself to cut back all that healthy cane. Maybe in the fall?

Here is a close-up of the blooms on that rose. I was playing with the photo editor, so the color is a bit saturated...

We also have a mini rose bush, you know, one of those little plants you can buy at the grocery store for Mother's Day or whatnot. Only it isn't so mini - the plant itself is a couple of feet tall.  The buds are small though, and numerous.

I do love me some roses. I am still waiting for my new climbing rose and a hedge-type rose to bloom. Pictures of those will follow once they do.


Candace said...

Can almost smell them!

mdvlist said...

Me too! I think my grandma had that Rosa Rugosa growing by her front porch.