VRS Member Alex Waterhouse-Heyward, a renowned Vancouver photographer and noted blogger, suggested a few years ago that we begin sharing our first blooms of the new season with each other. The idea quickly caught on and we've been doing it every year since.


The 'First Bloom' of the 2021 has just been sent in from Crenagh & David E. in Victoria - and what a beauty it is. Hard to believe it's happened quite so early this year since Metro Vancouver has had such cold weather until this week! 


Of her first bloom this year, Crenagh says: "R. Banksiae lutea...is always our first rose. The first blooms opened at the end of last week." (Note the timestamp on the first photo!)

     


Thanks so much for sharing with us, Crenagh, and just a reminder to everyone to share your 'first blooms' with all of us!


Keep checking back as we post more 'first blooms' from other members' gardens as the new season blooms on!


First blooms from other members, through May 9, 2021:



You can read about -- and see more photos of -- first bloomers in Alex Waterhouse-Hayward's blog at:


http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/06/roses-clematis-hosta-scanned-ii.html 


http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/06/single-malt-scotch-rosarians-delights.html 


http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/06/roses-clematis-hosta-scanned.html


http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/06/two-gardens-of-earthy-delight.html


http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/06/rose-is-rose-is-rose-is-rose.html 


http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/06/tres-alejandras.html


External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2015/06/chapeau-de-napoleon.html


http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/06/purple-haze-fashionable-twice.html 


http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2013/06/in-lieu-of-that-readhead.html


http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/06/rosa-constance-spry-happy-man-makes-me.html


http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/06/yellow-she-affords.html


External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/06/sanda-simic-generous-gardener.html


External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/05/a-sepal-petal-and-thorn.html


http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/05/rosa-souvenir-de-malmaison-corn.html 


External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2019/05/my-first-rose-of-season-rosa-sericea.html


External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2019/04/the-first-rose-to-bloom-in-our-garden.html


External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2017/05/jacqueline-du-pre-returns-i-smile.htm


External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2017/05/rosa-james-mason-all-potential-more.html


External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2008/06/russian-frenchman-canadian-placid.html


External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2013/07/all-that-jazz-lurid-wonderful.html


http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/05/plants-their-faces.html


External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/05/naked-nude-observed.html


External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/05/rosa-benjamin-britten.html

External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/05/dr-huey-makes-house-calls.html


External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/05/accuracy-then-beauty.html

 

External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/05/leander-is-back-to-heros-welcome.html


External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2007/04/rosa-agnes-john-tuytle-vandusen-plant.html


http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2020/05/gertrude-jekyll.html