Anyway, I decided to look around my garden and see which roses were blooming now. Today. Not yesterday, last week, or probably will be in a few days. Right now. Which may not seem like much of a test, but it is. Lows in the 80s, highs in the 100s, for over a month now. Of course, as the weatherman likes to point out, no records are being broken because every now and then the high will go down to 99. It was even as low as 96 one day during this heat wave! I remember that day - it was a nice day out!
And, of course, they have to also remind us of the 1980's when it was over 100 for 42 days in a row. So, no records are being broken as far as heat, but let me just say this:
Then there's the drought. I do believe the drought is breaking some records, but I don't know which ones. I just know:
Therefore, any rose that will bloom now is one tough bloomer!
Less than half of the roses I have are blooming (actually only about 1/3 - no wonder my garden looks so sparse!). The others, just taking up space! I do have other plants blooming now, but I'm going to concentrate on the roses only. And so, without further ado, the roses that are blooming in my garden right now are:
America (this rose is rarely without blooms)
Carnival Glass (mini)
Cinco de Mayo (after a long break!)
Impatient (gets a gold star - this rose never quits blooming in the summer)
Julia Child (she really is a continual bloomer!)
Knockout (double red is the only kind I have)
Heritage (one bloom! one!)
Home Run (full of blooms!)
LaMarne (another that never stops!)
Mrs. Dudley Cross
Peace (What's up with that? It hasn't bloomed much at all, and it decides to bloom now!?!)
Perle d' Or
Souvenir de St. Anne
Starina (mini)Tropicana (after I was thinking about getting rid of it!)
|'Cinco de Mayo'|
I'll be gone for about a week. Until then, have a great Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!