The new climbing Rose, Above & Beyond, just gave me its first flower,and it looks EXACTLY like its picture.
I was not expecting any flowers this year. I planted it bare root last fall, not recommended, but that is when it arrived so that is when I did it. And two days ago I noticed an orange bud. And today a gorgeous, apricot flower – surrounded by more buds. I can hardly wait.
The rose people seeing this will notice it has some Rose slug damage, but I got the appropriate treatment and tomorrow they will be toast!