But not yet... Roses are funny, you will never get the same bloom twice. Conditions must be perfect, and this year.... Mine has been wet. Really wet.
This is the Intrigue Rose, and it is listed on my side border, and in that picture
....it is purple. But I have seen it in bloom, and the picture was right,
but here, it is dark pink for me. Sort of a magenta I guess. Very pretty indeed,
but not like I was hoping...lol.
But I have been told over and over, the reason we don't have purple roses is.....
They don't preform worth a hoot. They are very disease prone and "wimpy".
And mine already have blackspot and bug have been on it as you can see.
I have sprayed, but they will have to really fight for that spot to stay there.
I hate to have something look awful the first thing anyone sees here.
This is the thing with roses, they are not easy, but I just can't stop loving them.
Case in point, Mister Lincoln here. He is much redder in person.
So rich and velvety..... and as you can see.....blackspot.
I hate to sound negative, but it is frustrating. I will just keep spraying and keep planting things to cover "their feet" to hide it a bit.
Speaking of hiding.... this forget me not is peeking out this morning.
It is from seed too, and I hope it comes back with more, it is really cute.
But this is beautiful.... very bright and swaying in the wind....
It is thundering here, guess what? More rain!!!
I had better hurry in.....
But this last one IS purple for sure.... Black ball Bachelor Buttons.... hey wait... isn't it suppose to be black? Lol.... This is the first one to bloom....you guessed it....from seed.
Okay, I will get off here... But I'm sure I'll be around today.
Look for me on the porch swing.