David Austin's Ambridge Rose is one of my Chamblees purchases from last year. It was planted in spring of 2011. I am pleased to have roses to photograph on November first; it has been an unusually mild fall.
She is planted near Climbing America, and I love the colors together.
They should make a lovely, melodious duo by next season when Ambridge Rose puts on a little more bulk.
|Already a full little bush|
As it is, I am so pleased with her progress. With her alluring color and fragrance, she is a delightful, sensually stimulating addition to my garden pleasures.
|A charming round bud is filled with promise|
|Sweet little twins|
Her weak stems detract somewhat from her beauty, making her a shy little creature. If she realized how beautiful she is, she would surely hold her head proudly to the sky.
|She shares her loveliness reluctantly; I mush prop her up on a driftwood log to photograph her.|
The temperature goes down to 21F tonight; this will be our last vase of cut roses for the season.
A previous post describes my purchases for spring of 2010:
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