Rose Sprays Developing
Rose sprays, collections of roses in almost bouquet-like form, can present a magnificent appearance. Some roses present sprays more often than others, and some present them more often than single blooms. ‘Flower Girl’ is a shrub rose known as a spray producer, although every now and then a single bloom can be seen. ‘Dream Weaver,’ a climbing floribunda, produces single blooms, but the sprays it can produce on new growth can be breath-taking.
‘Dream Weaver’ is the mother of one of my registered sports, ‘Misty Moonlight.’
This week has seen remarkable growth on the roses, as well as other plants in the yard. Buds are forming, and so far, everything is looking healthy. It will be a bit before actual blooms are seen, but I enjoy the fresh foliage in spring. These are two of my favorite roses, and they bloom well throughout the entire season. They will have beautiful sprays when they do bloom this spring.
We do have a lot of roses leafing out, especially the bushes along the adobe wall. But Austrian Copper will put out the first bloom.
That is a rose I have never grown, but I love to see it around town when it is in bloom. If I had any room for another, that is a rose I would like to have.
It will be a bit before any of mine are actually blooming, but it is good to see buds developing.