Every year when the branches on the trees are still bare and the bulbs are in the midst of blooming it happens...the beautiful Lady Banks rose blooms. Sometimes, like this year, she catches me completely unaware; I went outside to put something in the shed and this glory greeted me...
I really don't know how old this rose is, it was here decades ago when we bought the house and now covers the entire arbor and spans at least 30 feet ~ that is with rigorous pruning every year. This is not a timid plant but my such a lovely one! Another signal to me that Spring is definitely here.
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