My front bed (below) is alive right now with color all over from the roses, irises, peonies, and a weigela. I took this picture as I was taking prom pictures of my daughter yesterday evening. The roses seen are (left to right), cheerful tricolored 'Betty Boop', scarlet 'Hunter', yellow-orange 'Morden Sunrise', and cardinal 'Champaign' in the shade at back.
|'Variegata di Bologna'|
I can't show everything today, there are just too many roses out there in the garden proper, but I'll leave you with a taste of the bed I call my "rose berm". This was my first shrub rose planting, and the west end of the bed, seen here, has a number including (roughly left to right) 'Linda Campbell', 'Iceberg', 'Double Red Knockout', 'Harison's Yellow', 'Souvenir de Philemon Cochet', 'Hawkeye Belle', and (in the foreground), 'Rose de Rescht'. Yes, you didn't read it wrong, I have a 'Double Red Knockout' front and center despite my ranting about them. Nobody's perfect.