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 2023 is actually a bud! Close enough...and what a beauty! This fabulous pic has just been sent in from John M. from his garden in Victoria, BC.
Thanks so much for sharing your 'Canary Bird' (Rosa xanthina "Canary Bird') with us, John. Only in Victoria!
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: