Lots of Blooms, Alba too
Lalalandwi suggested I follow up my post worrying about my oddly shaped Alba Luxurians buds with some posts (after they bloomed and put me out of my misery). So, while, I'm at it, here's just about everything in bloom now. I labeled these in Photobucket, but somehow the labels didn't come through, so here's the sequence: Alba Luxurians, Prince Charles and Etoile Violette, Arabella, Margot Koster, Savannah, Sizaia Ptitsa, Hakuree, Betty Corning, and an overall shot of the arbor, which will eventually (a few weeks, I trust) be lined with Prince Charles, Etoile Violette, Duchess of Albany, and Emilia Plater.
Yet to bloom are Dutchess of Albany, Emilia Plater, Palette, Harlow Carr and Gazelle. With the exception of Etoile Violette, this is just the second year these plants have bloomed.