All summer, the roses were devastated by Chili Thrips. I wondered if I'd ever see a rose again. They've managed to recover somewhat, so I celebrate them this bloom day.
I love Agaves, but try sniffing one. Fragrance is an integral part of the garden. Lavender, myrtle, basil, Salvia clevelandii--all wonderful scents, but roses--roses rule.
'Old Port':'Firefighter', in memory of those firefighters who died on 9/11:
'William Shakespeare 2000':
'Comtesse de Provence':
'The Ambridge Rose':
Happy Bloom Day! More at May Dreams Gardens