I nurture these babies all year and they give profusely and freely. I love it.
Just look at that Rose! It looks like it's made of Whip Cream and good enough to eat. That is an Iceberg Floribunda, grown as a Rose Tree.
The property is large enough to allow me to grow all sizes of Roses, so I have Miniature, Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, Grandiflora, Shrub and Climbing Roses. The majority are from the David Austin Collection with a few surprises thrown in.
This particular climber I am yet to figure out the name/variety but she is a showgirl to say the least. The budding stage is exciting because you wait for ....
the explosion of Pink!
This climber and it's wild growth cousin planted next to it are HUGE. I mean massive at easily 12' high.
This is one of the surprises I mentioned. For roses to survive Canadian winters they are grafted onto wild rose stock. If you are not careful and don't prune the wild stock growth on your rose, the whole bush may revert to the wild stock. That's what happened with this baby and it has happened to another rose. I'm OK with that as they provide privacy, nests for birds and plenty of catepillars for the birds to feed their young.
This rose only blooms once but what a show it puts on for a month covered in tiny White roses.
I'll leave you with some other beauties....Intrigue Floribunda Rose.
David Austin "Abraham Darby" Shrub Rose.
Rio Samba Hybrid Tea Rose: Look at the colour variation!!!
And my favourite girl in the whole world! I adore that face.
Enjoy your summer.