The miniature roses are in full bloom despite the weather. It's not as if they receive special treatment in terms of water, though most have more or less half a day's shade. They have proven not only vigorous, but floriferous as well through summer's heat.
In the South Border are a lavender from Kordes...
|For scale, the background plant is Lavendula stoechas "Madrid", roughly 20 inches tall|
I should have expected it, given the performance of the red mini "Daniela".
And then there are the two potted minis on the patio. Both of these nearly succumbed to powdery mildew last spring. I had little hope for them but kept hosing them down thoroughly, and both are back in full feather. I wish I had caught the yellow one when it first bloomed as the blossom was exquisite -- like a miniature antique rose. Hopefully there will be another opportunity soon!
The miniature roses are certainly providing an unexpected dash of color in June, making them my pick for the monthly favorites round-up with Loree at the Danger Garden.