Thanks to all who came by last weekend to see the garden. The garden will be open again this coming weekend as well.
Also thanks to Steve Bender, Southern Living's "Grumpy Gardener" for making a long drive up last week. It rained out the photographers on Monday but perhaps another time.
"Rambling Rector", also known as the rose that ate the pergola, is really going to town right now. You may recall that I wanted to get rid of this rose because it was too rampant and the bloom time seems all too brief. However, when it is in its glory, it really commands your attention.
"Buff Beauty" blooms much longer with buds that open over a prolonged period of time. I love the color variations.
Looking through the pergola with "Buff Beauty" at the end.
"Nearly Wild" surrounds the fountain inside the circular hedge.
"Veilchenblau" often called "The Blue Rose" is another favorite and is beautiful every year. It is also quite rampant but easy to prune because the thorns are not that bad.