So, apparently the weather earlier this spring agreed with the roses.
Some Knock-out™ roses. They are four years old and hitting their stride.
Spring has hit its stride after flipping and flopping between summer and late winter.
Gertrude Jekyll going strong. The rest of the bush is over eight feet tall, and is about to be come a menace when the wind blows.
Candy-Cane Cocktail™, a new-to-Redquarters rose. Yes, it is striped. Thus the name.
Roses generally don’t hit their stride for at least two years. They will develop roots, and bloom a little, but you need at least four years (up here) before they have settled in and start prolific blooms.
Ketchup and Mustard, with the attack salvia lurking at the top of the photo. By the end of the week, the salvia will have advanced and be trying to eat the rose and pansies. Trust me, nothing stops the attack salvia.