Roses at the Gardens

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Earlier this week we went for an evening stroll around the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.  There are all kinds of neat plants to discover.  I especially liked the Wingthorn rose, Rosa sericea pterancantha.  The new red thorns are translucent and capture the light beautifully.

And the roses are just coming on.  It’s really wonderful.  Check out the fat buds below.  The Gardens is planning a Rose Festival from July 4-12.  Not to be missed.

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You can spend as long or as short a time as you like at the Gardens.  Walk on the dykes or do as we did the other night and amble slowly to check out all the neat blooms and plants.  It is wonderful and lush this year – thanks to all that rain we’ve had.

And if you would like regular bloom reports from the gardens, write admin@historicgardens.com.  They’ll be happy to add you to the subscriber list.  Some of the pictures below come from the latest bloom report.

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