The garden is best when early sunlight touches it.  And, yes, I was going to take you on an early morning tour, but didn’t get past this.

Sally Holmes bloom Photo by Smiles 33 of 365

This is the climbing ‘Sally Holmes’ rose which grows great clusters of blooms like this, gradually fading to white. (So it’s usually described as a white rose.)  I’ve moved the bush a couple of times (once from Idaho), and it finally seems happy, right by the gate, posing for the next photo shoot.

Here’s a view of it a couple of weeks ago unfurling a bud in a friend’s garden. In the fall the blooms show more pink, so stay tuned.


Sally Holmes rose. Photo by Smiles

:}  Smiles

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