Lots of rose blooms are toast, but surprisingly a lot of others held up really well.
|'Secret Garden Musk Climber'|
Despite its fragile appearance, 'Secret Garden Musk Climber', a found hybrid musk, is very tough. It is clean and fragrant, and the blooms look fresh and spotless.
|Souvenir de la Malmaison|
I love the swirls of petals on this wonderful bourbon rose. I can finally enjoy the blooms, after the spring flush all balled for me, again. Some of its outer petals have brown edges indicative of damage done by tiny insects called thrips, but I am so happy to finally see some open blooms that I can easily overlook minor cosmetic imperfections :).
I found this one bloom on Isabella Sprunt that thrips seem to have missed :). Most of the earlier blooms were barely semi-double, and the bush had a severe case of mildew, but the heat must have done it some good, it looks much better now.
|Basye's Purple Rose|
|William Shakespeare 2000|
|Gruss an Aachen|