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Still Blooming

Despite uneven weather and a lot of heavy rain this summer many roses in the garden are still blooming this late in the season.  Though not as profusely as in spring, they still provide bright, cheerful colors and scent for the late summer garden.  Some of them will continue to bloom until the first frost.

Topaz jewel

Topaz jewel

After flooding the plant in spring, ‘Topaz Jewel’ continued to bloom sporadically throughout summer.

Rosa Rugosa 'Hansa'

Rosa Rugosa ‘Hansa’

Rugosa ‘Hansa’ has never stop blooming since it started in the spring.  Aside from being highly fragrant, the bees love them.  I let most  flowers become seed pods early in the season so I can make rose hip tea later on.

Eden is still pushing out  new flower buds

Eden is still pushing out new flower buds

Heritage

Heritage

My favorite ‘Heritage’ has never stopped blooming.   Beautiful soft pink petals and it’s highly fragrant.

Aimee Vibert

Aimee Vibert

For some reason the deer seemed to like this ‘Aimee Vibert’ rose.  Flower buds that are low enough for them to reach often get eaten while other varieties of rose nearby remain intact.

JFK

JFK

The ‘JFK” rose is another rose that the deer are drawn to.  I wonder if they like the color white on a rose or white roses are just easier to see in the dark.

Burgundy Iceberg

Burgundy Iceberg

The reason I planted this ‘Burgundy Iceburg’ rose is because I planted an ‘Iceberg’ (white) rose earlier and wanted to provide a companion for it.  This one seems to get black-spots on the leaves every summer, but with few leaves left, it continues to bloom through summer.