First Rose of 2007
The first rose of 2007 has bloomed. Surprisingly, it’s a new rose, not one of my established roses.
This is Rosa Mundi, named for Fair Rosamund , the mistress of King Henry II and one of four roses that I ordered from High Country Roses. The other three were Apothecary Rose, Eglantine Rose and Therese Bugnet. I also ordered two roses from Jackson and Perkins, Ballerina and Sombreuil.