Tea Roses and Other Things
I have a row of tea roses flanking a path that winds from the side of the house to the back and right now these are the best flowering of my roses other than SdlM. Not all of them are pictured since the path winds and the remaining ones are blooming less, but here are their names. I cheated since Belinda's Dream (not pictured) is not a tea rose and Hoag House Cream is an early hybrid tea which however looks much like a tea rose. In order these are their names: Le Vesuve, Rosette Delizy, Cl. Lady Hillingdon (which I'm attempting to grow as a bush), Le Vesuve again, Mrs. Dudley Cross, Souvenir d'un Ami, Miss Atwood, Hoag House Cream, Belinda's Dream, William R. Smith, Mrs. B.R. Cant, Mlle. de Sombreuil and another Mrs. B.R. Cant.
I threw in a few other pictures I took today, just for fun. I hope no one minds my including pictures of a Chinese vase I just recently acquired and am still very excited about. Very few people show any interest but I think there are one or two of you here who might like seeing it. It's a tall blue and white vase from the Xangxi revival era, dated around 1880. The bowl to the left is considerably older, from around 1750. The duck is also Chinese and one of my favorite possessions because it's depicted in such a lively and realistic manner. Thank you for looking (yet again).
Tea Rose Row, Aunt Margy's Rose on the right
Tea Rose Row from the opposite end; Miss Atwood is first
Bishop's Castle, Young Lycidas and Mrs. Dudley Cross