While I was out planting tomatoes and herbs yesterday, I realized that the climbing rose bushes had really bloomed in the last week or so. What better way to start off May than with a few more rose pictures. These climb in various parts of our backyard, two are of the old English variety, and sadly, I just don't remember their names.
On the deck we have this one:
This one climbs over the fence just above the vegetable box:
I actually know the name of the one that is on the fence across the yard - Firecracker - I bought it just before a summer barbecue a few years back.
And finally my nursery freebie, a gift one summer from the local nursery as a "welcome to our remodeled store". It seems to be a cross between a bush and a climber, but is very prolific all summer long. I love how the peach buds turn to creamy white single flowers.
Happy May Day.