My favorate garden bloom today. This is Bride's Dream. Two year old plant. It was blackspotting too much in the communal rose bed, but I love the blooms so much I couldn't let it go. Into a pot it want, and lo and behold, less blackspot pressure now, so it seems to be tolerating the moderate blackspot it does get.
I am a sucker for those big fat opulent hybrid tea blooms from the latter twentieth century.
Again, pic is rotated 90 degrees clockwise.
I love old fashioned, fragrant roses.
I ran around having mini-orgasms at the Portland, Oregon Rose Garden.
"Oh, smell this one! It's heavenly! Look at the exquisite colors!" Inhaling, savoring, marveling and gasping in ecstasy.
After an hour, I had olfactory overload. Couldn't smell a thing.