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Fragrant Lace is a hybrid tea rose, with a blush-pink center fading to white at the edges. It is fragrant, though not as strongly so as some of my other roses. In appearance, it compares favorably with the catalog illustration. Unfortunately, it appears to be a magnet for japanese beetles. ::sigh:: Here's a shot of a later bloom,
Fragrant Lace has now bloomed in 1999. Here's are the first few blossoms.
And here's a later blossom.
In mid-September 1999, Fragrant Lace is showing off again!
Fragrant Lace is finishing off 1999 in fine style!
Fragrant Lace is contributing its beauty and fragrance to the 2000 rose garden.
It's early July, and Fragrant Lace is into its second flush.
In mid-October, 2000, Fragrant Lace gives us one more beauty of a blossom!
A week later, and it has opened to the following.
Fragrant Lace has begun to bloom in late-May, 2001.
It's the middle of May, 2002, and Fragrant Lace has started off the year with this beautiful bloom! Note the two side buds, ready to bloom once the central blossom has faded.
It's early June, 2003, and Fragrant Lace has begun to bloom in fine fashion with this beauty, even after days and days of rain!
If only I could share this with you in all it's 6.5 megapixel glory!
It's the end of July and Fragrant Lace is into its second flush.
The second of November and Fragrant Lace is in full bloom!
Fragrant Lace was injured by the severe winter of 2003-2004 but has put forth very strong new growth from the bud union and has begun to bloom in late May.
It's now early August; the summer has been cool and very wet and the roses haven't appreciated it. Some, however, are once again in bloom.
Fragrant Lace was once again badly damaged by the horrid winter of 2004-2005 and I thought it was a goner. Much to my surprise and delight, new growth came forth from the bud union. I pruned away all of the dead wood and it's begun to bloom in early June, 2005.
Memorial Day weekend, 2006, brings the first bloom of Fragrant Lace
One day later ...
It's 10 July and Fragrant Lace has begun to open more blossoms. If you look carefully at the bud just starting to open on the right, you'll see one of the accursed Japanese beetles. Rest assured, it is now a former beetle!
A dusting with Sevin has dealt very effectively with the Japanese beetles. Here are the opening buds just two days later.
It's the fourth week of May 2007 and Fragrant Lace has begun to bloom.
Just a day later ....
One more day still ....
And finally, on the fourth day ....
With one blossom fading, another opens ....
I think this is the best year that Fragrant Lace has ever had!
Early July finds Fragrant Lace blooming again.
It's mid-July and Fragrant Lace is once again ablaze with blossoms.
In September, Fragrant Lace is at it again, opening bloom after fragrant bloom.
It's the end of September and 2007 has clearly been the very best year that Fragrant Lace has ever had!
It's now 24 May 2008 and Fragrant Lace has begun to open its first blooms.
Two days later and the bud has become a magnificent rose!
Fragrant Lace is going to town!
Mid-June and still blooming. There are now three midget Fragrant Lace plants growing near their parent as it's apparently no longer in commerce and someone asked for cuttings. It's a rose worth saving!
Mid-May 2009 brings the bloom of Fragrant Lace.
August brings more blooms.
It's mid-May 2010 and although I thought that the tree falling on it might be its demise, Fragrant Lace has come back in fine fashion and has begun to bloom.
What a difference a day makes!
And one more day ....
Unfortunately, a varmint (deer) ate many of the buds off Fragrant Lace. Some, however, survived!
It's now late June and Fragrant Lace is once again opening blossoms. Now the miserable rotten Japanese beetles are after them!
Fragrant Lace has come back very well indeed.
Mid to late-May 2011 sees Fragrant Lace starting to open its first bloom.
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