The temps continue to be in the upper 80’s and the roses and perennials are putting on a big show. As usual, ‘Julia Child’ floribunda is stealing the show with a profusion of beautiful yellow blooms. ‘Barbara Bush’ hybrid tea makes her debut in the presidential rose bed this week. We are also seeing a multitude of blooms on one of our Earth Kind roses, ‘Caldwell Pink’. We have two shrubs of this rose. We moved them from the front yard earlier this year to make room for Ketchup & Mustard floribundas. They are blooming well in their new home. ‘Christine’ a large flowered climbing rose is also making an appearance this week. This rose along with five others were given to me by a dear friend, Kelly Gordon about two months ago. She and her family were devastated by the tornadoes that blew through Alabama a year ago. She was so moved by her experience, she felt compelled to write a book about it. “Blown Away” is available at Amazon.com. My final bloom on this post is of the breathtaking ‘Opening Night’ hybrid tea. A bloom of this rose won local rosarian Gloria Purnell “Queen of Show” at the 2011 Birmingham Rose Show. After seeing her bloom, I just had to have one… or two.. Hope you have a great week!
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