I turned my back on the Rose Above & Beyond—and one year later!

Rosa Above and Beyond May 2018 cropped

This huge, magnificent climber is so happy, so gorgeous, so profuse.  I haven’t tied it up yet, though I put nice, sturdy wires for it right at the beginning.  But it has managed to tuck itself in behind some of the wires. 

This year spring was so late—and then so sudden—that somehow there were always more urgent chores to do.  And this just looks magnificent.

I see it whenever I am ironing–and somehow I am ironing more often 😉. And I see it every time I come home and park the car. 

It is also quite fragrant, so the whole back of the house sings with it.