First Blooms On Alnwick
I am blown away by the prettiness of this rose. Every aspect of it, from the fresh spring green of the foliage, to lovely shape of the shrub, to the unbelievably pretty pink of the blooms now smothering the little shrub. I planted this bare root in late March when temps were in the mid nineties, and it's the last of my Austins to bloom. I couldn't have created a prettier plant if I had a magic wand. Isn't it nice when a rose presents even better than expected? I just hope the magic lasts.
The picture below doesn't come close to doing justice to this Alnwick rose. If I can fit it in, I'll take a picture of the whole shrub.