Roses beginning to bloom


"Clair Matin"

"Fortune's Double Yellow"

"La Marne"

"Madame Plantier"

"Marchessa Boccella"

"Marie Daly"

"Mrs. B. R. Cant"

"Mrs. Dudley Cross"

"Nearly Wild"

"Pink Knockout"

"Pink Knockout"

"Pink Knockout"


"Russell's Cottage Rose"

"Souvenir de la Malmaison"


"Buff Beauty"
"Climbing American Beauty"

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy


  1. Marvelous, Phillip!

    I like the simple roses best.

    Have you seen any bees on your roses this year? I know that roses aren't the best bee attractors, but the Rosa rugosa at my parents' house always used to attract loads of bees when I was growing up.

    I haven't seen too many here this year - not even on the redbud when it was in bloom or on the sage now that it's blooming. Just a bit concerned about bee populations and wondering if you'd seen many/any down in Alabama?

  2. Phillip - these are beautiful photos as was your garden today. Thanks so much for letting Limestone Co MG take another look. Everyone that had not been before was amazed and those of us who had been there were also amazed! Your roses are gorgeous and smell so wonderful!

  3. Edith it was a pleasure! Thank you so much. I am looking forward to seeing your garden.

  4. Beautiful. 'Windchimes' is my favourite - great name too.

  5. Oh, I'm sitting here swooning over your gorgeous roses! The harsh winter knocked mine for a loop, and I'll be lucky to see any blooms this year. I've already replaced five of them, and the verdict is still out on one more. It's been heartbreaking!


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