Today is a carbon copy of yesterday, hazy, hot, and humid, though perhaps a little hotter and more humid. I went out briefly to check on the garden and things aren't yet wilting in the heat, which is a little surprising. Much more surprising is that Garden Party has developed several large fat buds so despite my earlier expectations, the last of my roses should bloom relatively soon. The spring flush of Louise Odier is finally starting to fade, so I should soon be able to prune her back to free up space and, more importantly, light for her neighbors Garden Party and Moon Shadow. In the meantime, Lagerfeld has decided to make up for blooming rather late and is putting on a marvelous show of color and fragrance. While I can't share the fragrance, I can share the color and I've posted a bunch of photos of Lagerfeld and the other roses to the web site. Here's a sample of Lagerfeld.