I promised to show you the roses from my walk in Butchart Gardens last week. Here are just a few. The roses are not quite at their peak yet, but will be in the next week or so. The weather has been cooler, which slows things down a little, but makes the flowers last longer, too.
The gate accompanying this archway is no longer open, but still provides a pretty architectural feature for rambling roses.
A closer look. Such a gorgeous tangle of colour and form.
A long path, covered in arches and roses is a fragrant place to stroll. The hint of blue seen amongst the roses are delphiniums. Their tall stalks add some height to the rose gardens.
A cluster of pink roses reaches out from the arches to passersby.
In the gardens, only the roses are labeled. To know the names of the other plants, a guide is provided according to the seasons.
This white rose is Winchester Cathedral, the same rose I put into my own garden this spring. I'm happy to say that mine is flourishing as well as the one above.
One can wander off the main path and wind around smaller plantings. This particular corner overlooks the lawn and the house where you can have lunch, tea, and dinner.
Another flirty rose along the pathway.
This rose is an old one - Comte de Chambord, dating from before 1858.
Going through my photos I realized that I only captured pinks and white roses - next time I'll get some other colours.
I've not been around blogland very much this past week. Marking is consuming almost every waking minute. One more week of classes and then I hope to catch up with everyone.