I went out into the garden today (beautiful day here in New Jersey) and discovered that, as expected, both of the well-established Old Garden Roses, Louise Odier and Zephirine Drouhin, had bloomed, tying for second place this year. Louise Odier has totally snapped her stake (a 1×4 no less) and is in danger of falling over, so I'm restaking her with a pressure-treated 2×2 that will hopefully be able to take the strain. She gets to be a big girl! I've also uploaded more than a hundred new garden photos to the web site and now I just need to edit the various pages to finally get things up to date. Photos of Louise Odier and Zephirine Drouhin are below.