My rose bed is beautiful. I had no losses over the winter. At a zone 3, I'm pretty excited about this feat. If you are looking for hardy roses these buggers have passed the test.
Morden Blush - It has no scent, but blooms off and on all summer.
Henry Kelsey - It also has no scent and blooms intermittently.
Rambling Red - Darn still no scent, but blooms about twice a season.
Topaz Yellow - She smells divine, but be careful her thorns are nasty. She blooms about twice a season.
William Baffin - The pink rose in back, blooms like crazy then intermittently. A bit of a scent.
Theresa Bungnet - She smells heavenly, starts with a bang and then blooms intermittently. Problem is she is very disease prone.
I also have Mom's Harrelson Yellow, CL Westerland, Champlain, and Charles Albanel. I am super excited, as I bought an Australian Copper. A few years ago I tried to start some slips I got from a wonderful lady in Deadwood named, Rose. The slips didn't make it, but the memory stayed. It hasn't been easy trying to maintain a rose garden at this altitude, but I live in a gambling town and this is the risk I'm willing to take.
An update on my Flycatcher Family. The four little ones are doing great. They chirp anytime they hear me coming. Fuzzy little guys. They aren't the handsomest group.
The outdoor beds are flourishing with all the rain we have had.
3 Limes washed and quartered.
1/3 c. Sweetened condensed milk
1/3 c. sugar
4 c. cold water
Pulse the limes, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, and 2 cups of water. Pour liquid through a strainer and then pour the other 2 cups of water through the strainer. Serve over ice. Sit on the porch and enjoy while watching the butterflies and flycatchers. What do you sip while enjoying the garden?