It’s been a pretty good rose season for me in the Pacific Northwest. The summer drought was deeper than usual and the hubs did complain about the significantly increased water bill, but that is history. I dumped out the rain gage this afternoon and we have had three inches of rain in three days. A few roses got shovel pruned in September because they just did not meet my expectations for growth, rose form and disease resistance. Today I am posting a collage of shrubs that are personal favorites from photos taken in July.