My first ever rose bush has its first bloom! I've been like a new mother, checking it every day for aphids and spraying it if I see even one. As you can see, it is gorgeous! Here it is from a bud to a full blown flower. And as a bonus - it smells good. I take full credit!
Don't you love the color?
It was raining today as I took these photos. I always knew I could grow roses! I am just sooooooo proud!
My rose is "Tropicana." The label says "Very fragrant, coral-orange, flowers bloom above glossy, dark green foliage. Hybrid Tea Rose." I planted it this spring (early May) as a bare root plant.
Join Mary at Little Red house for Mosaic Monday and see what everyone is up to.