The wisteria is blooming--for the very first time. I'm inexpressibly joyful...having waited many, many years in hopes that this otherwise thriving specimen would reward my patience.
And here's a former Rose of the Day, the rugosa hybrid Thérese Bugnet.
Rose of the Day: Snowdon
It, too, is a rugosa hybrid, a lovely white one, very nicely scented. It's also prickly as hell, so I must be very careful when taking the flowers.
Tragically, a very severe winter killed the plant to the ground and for several years now it has been in recovery. At long last it has returned to its former glory and is a towering beauty once more.
Like most of my recent Roses of the Day, it was obtained from a rose grower in Maine, unfortunately no longer in business.