Love & Peace pics
One of the viewers saw my earlier photo of Love & Peace in bud and asked to see it in full bloom. (Was that you suebelle?) Well, here she is in bud and then in her full glory.
Love & Peace in bud--does have a lovely bud, doesn't she!
Love & Peace in full bloom--how is that for a beauty!
And just for good measure, one more Love & Peace in full bloom. (Sorry about the white fencelet--didn't notice it until I was loading the pics on the computer.)
Now that I've entranced you, the not-so-good news is that the plant itself lacks vigor--just doesn't put out any real growth at all, although the rose books say this rose should be a statuesque 4.5 ft tall. Mine is about 1 ft tall and has been for the 3 years it resided in its present spot. And in between blooming cycles, it usually gets a brief attack of BS, which then goes away. If the bloom weren't so lovely and the rose planted in a spot where its underdeveloped stature is not readily visible, I might not keep it.
But then again, those blooms are indeed lovely!