Late June is rose season, but a few roses refuse to give up. ‘The Fairy’ is a familiar stalwart from June through October. That is five months of bloom high on our windy hill.
Pink Grootendorst, an old rugosa, is almost as dependable. This bush has several little sprays of blossom. I love the frilly, pinked edged flowers.
The new family of Knockout roses are proving to be equally hardy and determined. Notice the two buds at the ready. I have three Double Red Knockouts on the Rose Bank which I started the spring of 2009. The roses on the Bank seem to be doing very well.
A couple of months ago I had trouble with my computer and managed to erase my Virtual Rose Viewing. I have not completely reinstated that Page, but for more views of my hardy roses click here. Or if you want to see how things were shaping up just before the real Rose Viewing, click here.