My poor Mellow Yellow rose... it's had a tough go. It had buds when I brought first brought it home, but but between lawn service and whatever creature was raiding the bird feeder, it lost them all before they could bloom. And of all the roses, it seemed to struggle the most with pests. It's poor leaves were badly bug-eaten. Mid-july, it finally seemed to be perking up, and over the last few weeks, it's really started to fill out. And finally,
I figured the raspberries were all done, (I hadn't expected much with them being so new) but each plant has a couple of new bunches like this! If I can get them before the birds, I'll have a decent haul for the first year!