More first blooms of the year

dublinbay z6 (KS)April 17, 2012

Still have roses just beginning to bloom. Here is the latest batch.

Anne Boleyn--Austin shrub, shorter--about 3 ft tall. Hasn't been much of a bloomer so far--hope this is its year to shine.

Chrysler Imperial--just one bloom on the plant, but isn't it gorgeous!

Braveheart--one of my favorite shrubs--from Clements.

Mayflower close-up--Austin blooming like crazy this year!

Well-Being--isn't this a charming bud!

Well-Being--here it is trying to open up. Love the color!

Eden climber--just starting to open. In about a week, it should be spectacular.

Dublin Bay--another climber on a pillar.

Double Knock Out--not bad looking blooms when they first open.

Molineux--I have another thread showing off this one, but since it just opened a couple days ago, I'm including one of the photos here also.

Center bed in backyard--overview

Black Iris--which is really different shades of dark violet/purple. My camera just couldn't handle that rich shade, but did a good job of capturing its dramatic qualities, didn't it!

Other than the iris, these blooms are all about 6 weeks early, what with our early spring. (And no, the tornados didn't pass through this part of Kansas, although tornados tend to be part of our usual springtime weather--unfortunately.)


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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Love the shading of Well-being and the shape of Mayflower.
The iris is delightful too.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 8:53AM
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brittie(Houston 9a)

Beautiful! Braveheart is so eye-catching, and Eden looks so good on that pillar. I adore the Iris and the look of your garden. Very cottage-y. :)

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 9:23AM
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I have really enjoyed your photos. I especially enjoyed the overview picture. I have Braveheart and it is one of my favorite roses. A real bloom machine. I hope you will share your garden with us again. It is truly lovely. Thanks, Lesley

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 7:55PM
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lovemysheltie(5/6 Chicago)

Love all the roses, esp Braveheart! Also, that iris is gorgeous!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 11:58AM
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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

I love your garden shot, Kate! Wow, my rose are doing more of the Jack in the Box individual blooming instead of the massive cluster, lol! I got lots of clusters but they are opening one at a time instead, haha! I am jealous!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 4:57PM
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Your rose are lovely-----I have some buds but no blooms yet--thanks for sharing yours----Beautiful Iris---

This sure is a strange spring.


    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 6:46PM
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seil zone 6b MI

So many beauties! I can't pick a favorite.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 7:17PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Oh my gosh- your Eden has gotten huge. I saved a photo of it to my clippings a few years ago- I can't believe how much it has grown!

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 1:05AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

I loved them all - especially Chrysler Imperial!!! Wow those are beauties!!!

I'm still waiting to get my potted roses out of the garage. Oh well, all good things come to those who wait. :)

Thanks so much for showing us the beauty of your roses!!

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 1:32AM
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Wow, the Chrysler Imperial is awesome! Love the color, and the iris.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 4:04PM
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