A couple pics of the wild roses on the west side of my tiny property. (This is the same hedge or miniforest that I showed cartoonly here.
I've never seen such a profusion of buds. The topmost open flowers in these pics are about 20 feet off the ground.
By contrast, the regular red roses by the porch are unhappy this year. I think they got fooled by a winter that started and ended with serious cold, but did nothing in between. Discombobulated their dormancy expectations or something.
What makes this line of plants grow
so enthusiastically? This area never gets any extra irrigation. It's always been an informal driveway for my lot, and on the neighbor's side it's a proper paved and graveled drive. I suspect the growth factor is something that doesn't quite
show in these pictures. A power line directly above the strongly-growing line of plants. See Shepardson.
Continued and expanded in next item.