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.
After flooding the plant in spring, ‘Topaz Jewel’ continued to bloom sporadically throughout summer.
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.
My favorite ‘Heritage’ has never stopped blooming. Beautiful soft pink petals and it’s highly fragrant.
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.
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.
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.