‘Tis The End Of May …

… and it brings with it the blooming of Queen Elizabeth, meaning that 20 of my 27 roses are now in bloom.  This rose, the first Grandiflora, gave me a scare a few years ago, almost succumbing to one of our bad winters after being with me for many years, but it came back and appears to be doing well this year.  It has almost no fragrance but makes up for it with beautiful flowers.  The two newly planted roses, Abraham Darby and the Peace tree, have both leafed out and are doing well.  I've included photos of them today for comparison with the photos taken just after planting.  Today's other photographic subjects include Dr. Huey, Fisherman's Friend, Fragrant Cloud, Graham Thomas, Pat Austin, Pierre de Ronsard, Red Ribbons, Sunbright, Sweet Juliet, and a shot from the outside of the side yard showing both the similarities and differences between Dr. Huey and Red Ribbons, both of which are growing out through the picket fence.

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