First Rose of Summer

  • Post published:05/27/2010
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Dart's Dash rugosa

In the cool of the early morning I wandered down The Rose Walk and  found that Dart’s Dash has put out its first blossom. Rugosas are the first roses to bloom in my garden, but this is especially early. I’ve been watering which the roses love and temperatures in the 80s and today in the 90s have persuaded the roses that summer might almost be here. Dart’s Dash is a low growing rugosa, but has the rugosa’s vigor and tendency to spread. It is at the end of The Rose Walk and marks the entry to the Potager. Wonderful fragrance.

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  1. Gail

    I love rugosas with their nice spicy fragrance~This smaller one sounds lovely. gail

  2. Carol

    Lovely Pat… mine are in full bloom … alas I forget the variety… they are tall and fully blown open. The fragrance is heavenly. I would love to see your smaller one… I love the name!

  3. Pat

    Gail – I have a number of rugosas. They are hardy!
    Carol – I have taller ones, and they should bloom soon. I do love the fragrance.

  4. The rugosas have such a simple grace. That one is a great color. My first rose opened this morning. Hello, summer.

  5. Pat

    MMD – Some of my rugosas are more lush – and I love them all.

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