Some more pictures of roses. I don't have much variety these days since the roses are getting all the attention. My poor other flowers don't have much of a chance. This first picture is Madame Alfred Carriere. Hoping to get a pretty full bush shot so you can see how big this thing is. I think it would be fuller and nicer even than this, but it's in the shadow of a huge live oak tree and doesn't get a ton of sun.
Here's a really good picture of the perfect Abraham Darby bloom. To me this is what rose blooms should look like. I love this many-petalled, full bloom with that strong, fruity fragrance.