Heinzelmännchen (Kordes Germany 1984)
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The roses in my Tenerife garden are blooming as I've never seen before. Perhaps it's due to the cool winter we had with much rain. Or perhaps it's because we pruned them later this year...near end of March instead of mid-February. Whatever the reason, they are showing their best display ever and it's such a pleasure to wander through the garden. Here are some photos I took this morning.
Margaret Merril (Harkness UK 1978)
What a wonderful perfume Margaret Merril has!
I love the rust coloured stamens and the slight pink blush on the petals.
Here she is again
Sonia (Meilland France 1974)
Sonia, a French rose, has turned into a large bush, covered in blooms.
Iceberg is a beautiful floribunda rose. It is rain resistant, growing into a well formed bush with dainty, long-lasting white flowers, often with a slight pink blush. It's an outstanding, popular rose. Bred in Germany, Iceberg is called Schneewittchen there.
Iceberg (Kordes Germany 1958)
Granada, a beautiful American rose, is heavily perfumed and is a stunning sight when the bush is in full bloom
Granada (Lindquist USA 1963)
Closeup of Margaret Merril
I hope you enjoyed a quick visit to my garden and will come another time to see what else grows there!