Zephirine Drouhin & Reine des Violettes
A picture of my Zephirine Drouhin rose, which is just beginning to bloom. I am excited about it and my other old garden roses, because I haven't had much experience with them. I planted them last year and am very pleased with their progress. I don't know what normal production for these roses is, but for the second year, I am fairly certain they are doing good. ZD has buds all over it, the bush is huge. Reine des Violettes has about half a dozen shoots on it, with about a dozen or more buds on each of them. Mme. Isaac Pereire has about the same number, it hasn't bloomed yet. I'm not bragging, I'm just pleased, because I had no idea what to expect from any of them this spring.