The First Rose of 2011

Being the first to form a bud doesn't necessarily translate into being the first to open a blossom.  And so it is this year.  Louise Odier was the first with a bud.  I was out spraying the roses (I noticed a trace of blackspot) and found this waiting for me on the far side of the arbor.  Thus it is that Gertrude Jekyll takes the honors for the first rose of 2011!  🙂

2011 gertrude jekyll

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