3-way winner: second rose to bloom
The other day I posted the first rose to bloom in my garden for this season--Home Run. Well, three different bushes crowded in for second place, and it looks like a fourth bush is aiming for third place. Isn't it fun to watch them compete for earliest blooms of the season!!!!
3-way tie for second place:
William Shakespeare 2000--unfortunately, my camera brings out the pinkish-purplish colors in red. Try to imagine this rose as more of a dark ruby red. It is so dark, in fact, that it is purely gorgeous!
Another second-place winner:
Mortimer Sackler--good reliable bloomer, pretty much disease-free!
And the last second-place winner:
Double Knock Out--opposite problem with this red. The camera suppressed some of the purplish-pink hues. This one should be a bit more of a cherry red.
I'm betting on this one winning the third place slot:
Eden climber. She's such a show-off when she starts blooming! Can't wait!
But Austin's Mayflower has a couple pink buds, so who knows which one will be the third place winner!
6-weeks early--just love it!
First clematis opened today also--but I don't have a picture. Sorry.