Pretty much as expected, Louise Odier opened up her first bud to become the second rose to bloom this year. She now has quite a few in the process of opening and the fragrance is already starting to scent that part of the garden. Besides the photos of those roses, I've now got just about 200 garden photos taken this year posted on my Roses web site. Various azaleas, bluebells, wood hyacinths, weigela, you name it. You can always find what I've added lately by checking the What's New page. Here's the first Louise Odier blossom.