Rose Buzz: That was quick!

Rose Buzz_7_whiteWell, I counted the days until spring and that was great but it appears spring was anxious to leave. I think we had about 1 week of spring and now it is S U M M E R! And, around here that means the roses start blooming. If the heat continues, many of the roses will bloom 3  weeks early. While they are beautiful anytime, that does not bode well for my garden tours that are coming in early June! Sorry my garden club and master gardeners buddies … not sure what you will see in June but we’ll find something! 🙂

Today I made my last garden walk before leaving for P. Allen Smith’s Garden 2 Blog event in Little Rock, Arkansas. I simply can’t wait to be back at Moss Mountain with Allen and so many of my garden friends from all around the country … and Allen’s amazing rose garden should be at peak! More about this event here. More info and more pictures to come from Moss Mountain!

Here is what I found on my garden walk today…


Often the first to bloom, Harison Yellow, the Pioneer Rose. Welcome back friend; it has been too long! Read more about Harison’s rich history here.


The Rugosas (fireworks of the spring garden) are showing a bit of color and hopefully will stall for a week so I can “experience” their beauty and fragrance.

Rugosa Theresa Bugnet is showing off her first bloom…

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Rugosa Blanc de Double Corbert … fragrant!


Champagne Wishes … this is a rose I just bought and it came with open bloom. I think I am really going to like this lovely rose from Ping Lim’s Easy Elegance series. The tag line for this series is All the beauty but none of the work. I have several in this series and will share pictures and info as they bloom.



Some of the rose companions are coming on strong as well.





Peonies … should be stunning when I return!



Even the geranium cutting in the potting shed is in bloom!




How are things in your garden this week? Have any Rose Buzz to share?


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12 thoughts on “Rose Buzz: That was quick!

  1. No roses here yet, but we’ve definitely been having summer very early! In the high 70s this past week (normal is 60s), today was in the mid 80s as is forecast for tomorrow and Tuesday… perhaps high 80s by Tuesday. Yikes!

    1. You will be having roses soon if it stays in the 70s! I can’t believe how quickly things changed here… literally over night. It is a fun time of year. Enjoy. So glad you stopped by. Keep me posted on how things are going.

  2. My Theresa Bugnet is also blooming – tons of buds on all 32 other roses! Peonies look about at the same stage yours are! Early for everything here in the mountains! (I’m at 7200′ in the NM mountains).

  3. Lovely to see the wonders in your garden, Teresa!
    I think I have picked the last rose for our season. I brought it inside just as the bud was opening and now it is a large full-sized rose and every now and then I get a waft of fragrance.

    1. Ohhhhh so sad to see the bloom cycle come to an end, but fall and winter offer a calm and peace when there is less to do. And that brings its own joy. And you have so much to look forward to in June! I can’t wait to see pictures and hear stories from NYC! 🙂

  4. Beautiful ! I will enjoy your rose gardens while mine are sleeping through the winter 💞

  5. My rugurosas are full of beetles around this time of the year in the north country. Any ideas about how to keep them away? They destroy all the flowers.

    1. I am so sorry to hear that! For many years we had the same thing. The last 3 years we have had very few JP beetles. No idea why. About 4 years we had a terrible drought, I wonder if that interrupted their life cycle. I surely hope that you will experience a decline too. However, I do not wish you the drought! We went 11 weeks without a drop of rain and very little in the weeks that followed. Wishing you all the best. Wish I had a magic cure.

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