now thats a rose !!!!
so much further along than mine are. at least i have buds. on the ones that haven't already been overtaken by hydrangea. (ooh-ooh - maybe the hydrangea will be in bloom when you're here! you'll be amazed, i promise.)
this picture is from like two weeks ago, too, so at this point that rosebush is a riot of petals and hips. getting out of control.and to think: we almost lost this rosebush because it was way in the jack-back of the yard, and now it's doing better than all the others, even though it's completely surrounded by tall grass and strawberry runners and weeds that i'm too lazy to pull.