It's the time I'm waiting for all winter - the time when all the roses open their blooms and fill my garden and house with their pretiness.
These photos were taken in the beginning of June, but now they are still blooming profusely with new ones coming along.
So one day of early June I cut one stem from about each rose bush that was blooming at the time. Some were not, so these are just a part of my now 28 rose bushes.
I brought them all inside and I just had to have a photo shoot in my small and amateurish soft box :)
Here is the line-up:
Yellow - Graham Thomas and The Pilgrim
Lower pink - English Garden and Princess Alexandra of Kent
Middle pinks- Evelyn and Brother Cadfael
Top pinks - Garten Traume and Gentle Hermione
Dark red - Munstead Wood and Astrid Gräfin von Hardenberg
In this photo there is also the purple rose which might be Novalis by Kordes, but as I've stollen it (psst, don't tell anyone!), I'm not sure of its name.
There's also, at the very right end, another dark coloured rose, which I assume it's the Dark Lady by David Austin, this being the last mistery in my garden :)
A close-up of the roses now.
Astrid & Munstead
Brother Cadfael - I loooooove this rose!
Evelyn - I love this one, too.
It looks a bit like a painting to me
I enjoy June so much, now that I have a rose garden.
I only wish my garden were bigger so I could add more roses.