|Belle de Crecy|
You are first met by Belle de Crecy, a once-blooming rose that I picked up on a whim. It's coloring doesn't really go with the rest of the roses in this garden, but I love it anyway.
Behind Belle de Crecy is planted Crepuscule. It is just now starting to bloom. It is only a few years old, and hasn't grown to its full height.
To the right of Crepuscule and Belle de Crecy is Mrs. Dudley Cross, which starts out yellow and ends up pink. She has just begun to open a few of her beautiful flowers.
Moving on, we find the roses (from the left) Perle d'Or, the golden Easy Livin', Gruss an Aachen in front, and to the right is Lady Hillingdon.
If you look at the photo below, Lady Hillingdon is now on the left. Not yet blooming are numerous roses squeezed into the top corner.
Monsieur Tillier will eventually add a shock of color. Buff Beauty will fill out the top right. Gee Whiz is hidden behind Gruss an Aachen, and a young Ilse Krohn Superior is squeezed in there, too.
Squeezed. That's exactly how they are planted, and one day it will be a jungle. At that time, I will either remove some roses, or keep them pruned to fit the space allotted.
Do you see the white, pink, and orange blooms below the corner area? Those roses I'll talk about in Part 2. Stay tuned!