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Graham Thomas

Graham Thomas

This is the English shrub rose Graham Thomas. It has a very unusual, tea fragrance which is quite strong.  This is a vigorous grower, and can behave almost like a climber in our climate.  Here's another picture, taken in the spring of 1998.

Graham Thomas

As is usually the case, Graham Thomas was one of the last to finally bloom in 1999.  As ever, the blossoms are gorgeous, strikingly beautiful, well formed, and fragrant, making them worth the wait.

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1999 graham thomas

Even now, during the hottest and dryest July on record here in New Jersey, Graham Thomas continues to deliver striking blooms such as the one shown below.

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It's late May, 2000, and Graham Thomas is back in bloom, one of the last of my roses to flower.

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2000 graham thomas

Graham Thomas has begun to bloom, Memorial Day weekend, 2001.

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2001 Graham Thomas

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2001 Graham Thomas

Graham Thomas is another of the roses that seems to follow the calendar, no matter how early the spring may come.  It has begun to bloom, Memorial Day weekend, 2002.

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2002 Graham Thomas

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2002 Graham Thomas

Graham Thomas has bloomed in the second week of June, 2003.

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2003 Graham Thomas

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2003 Graham Thomas

It's now 2 November and Graham Thomas has once again erupted into bloom!

2003 Graham Thomas

It's late May 2004 and Graham Thomas has begun to bloom.

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2004 Graham Thomas

October ....

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It's early June 2005 and Graham Thomas has begun to bloom.

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2005 Graham Thomas

Memorial Day weekend, 2006, brings the blossoming of Graham Thomas, also early this year.

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2006 Graham Thomas

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2006 Graham Thomas

It's the middle of August and Graham Thomas has surprised us with its first blossom in two months.

2006 Graham Thomas

The first of June 2007 brings with it the bloom of Graham Thomas.

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It's mid-August and Graham Thomas has started to bloom again.

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The end of May/the beginning of June brings the bloom of Graham Thomas.

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27 May 2009 brings the first bloom of Graham Thomas.

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Early May 2010 brings the first bloom on Graham Thomas.

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Early July.

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2010 graham thomas

Memorial Day weekend 2011 brings with it heat, humidity, sun, and the bloom of Graham Thomas.

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2011 graham thomas

2011 graham thomas

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2011 graham thomas

The winter of 2013 to 2014 was horrendous.  I have never experienced the kind of losses in the garden that I did this past winter.  Sadly, after about twenty years, even with a south-facing exposure, Graham Thomas succumbed to the winter.  It was one of my oldest roses and I shall miss it.



Last Updated: 08 Jan 2015

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