Therese Bugnet is the Rose of the Day. And this line rhymes. Therese Boo-nay is the Rose of the Day. Even though I do have three whole years of high school French, it took me many years to realize it was not Therese Bug-Net. Oh well. Miss Rochelle is no longer here to be scandalized.
Therese Bugnet is a rugosa and it is the rugosas that are not only the hardiest roses in my garden, they are about the first to bloom. I love Therese’s doubleness, her sweet fragrance and her energetic growth on the Rose Bank.
My roses are just starting to bloom but the Bridge of Flowers rose season is in full flow. I cannot tell you the names of most of them, but this is David Austin’s Ambridge Rose. Here is what other roses are in bloom.
Any rose garden must have red roses. I love red roses like these. And if there are roses in the garden, there must be peonies. Like these.
Just a reminder. The Bridge of Flowers is open all day, every day until October 30. Come and enjoy.