On Sunday morning, Jean and I escaped from the Sock Summit, yes they let us go, and headed out to the International Rose Test Garden. We were obviously there at the right time of the year, as there were rows of roses:
Hadn’t I had enough sensory overload from the Sock Summit Market? The roses seemed to smell nice too; I let Jean do the smell testing but I tell there was a nice rosey smell without sniffing individual roses closely.
There were yellow roses,
light pink roses,
and dark pink roses.
and orange roses.
and cream roses.
and roses that dramatically changed color as they aged.
These last are my favorite and yes, they start yellow and turn pink. It was quite stunning. Hmm, I wonder how many roses I can fit in my garden.
More pictures if you click on the RED rose photo.
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