Fall blooms Part 1
This has been a really nice fall so far, following one of the mildest summers I've seen in yrs. It's still warm, but not uncomfortable. I think we're going to either have a later winter, or maybe not so severe of one. The leaves on the trees are late dropping this yr. They've barely begun to turn color. The squirrels are eating the nuts more than hoarding them. The roses are still blooming and budding. The deer have hit bigtime this yr tho. I would have more blooms than this, but they've chowed quite a lot.
Here's the first batch of blooms from the last few days...
AVALANCHE - florist rose
CHARLES DE GAULLE
ENCHANTED - an obscure J&P rose
SUSAN ELIZABETH - a gorgeous rose, but the thrips love her! Hard to get a good bloom.