First Rose Bloom of the Year!
It's always so exciting to see which rose will start the parade each year, but I can't believe the parade has already started. This is about 6 weeks early! But there she was yesterday--the first bloom of the season.
I noticed that Austin's Shakespeare 2000 has a really big fat bud on it with dark red showing, so I'm hoping it will be the second rose to bloom this year.
As long as we are in a springy mood, here's a more conventional spring picture--tulips and iris and some left-over remnants of daffodils. Anyone want to help with spring cleaning up? : )
Looking forward to seeing some of your first rose blooms of the season also.