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 2022 has just been sent in from Crenagh E. in Victoria, BC - and what a beauty it is. Hard to believe it's happened quite so early since, in Metro Vancouver, many roses have nothing but little red eyes on their canes as of the beginning of April this year!!
Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous pic of your 'Lady Banks' (Rosa banksiae lutea) 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!
You can read about -- and see more photos of -- first bloomers in Alex Waterhouse-Hayward's blog at: