They Keep On Flowering
I guess we can’t have everything. After raining for a few days, the weather has returned to early spring in which night temperatures hover around 50°F. It’s great for the roses but not so great for tomatoes, peppers and beans. The vegetables grow very slowly in temperatures like this. But the roses that survived the recent heavy rain do last longer and their fragrance is more pronounced in cool temperatures like this than in heat.
‘Heritage’ is a David Austin Old-Fashioned rose. Aside from a strong fragrance and a lovely pale pink color, it continues to bloom through fall.
‘MME Isaac Pereire’ is an Old Garden Rose with over 100 petals on each and highly fragrant as well. It’s bloodline can be traced back to the 1800s. When it is in full bloom, the flowers are so heavy that the stem can hardly hold each flower up. It would have looked better if the caterpillars didn’t like the leaves so much.