Allow me to introduce you to Bonica.

She joined my yard last spring. She was on sale at Heirloom Roses when I visited there and I bought her for a whole dollar!

She's only a year old, so she's still rather small

the blooms are tiny but perfect. Also - Bonica has no fragrance. I broke my rule for her!

Since we’re walking around in the yard:

Sally Holmes is getting buds!

Those buds are my favorite thing about Sally Holmes

Lastly, take a look at Fantin Latour. She’s enormous! I’m really going to have to prune her this year.

Fantin has been growing here for about 6 years. She was a tiny little bare root plant when she first went in the ground.

Tell me what’s growing in your neck of the woods.