This is the view from my parking space. I began snapping photos as soon as I stepped out of the car. Mountains of white climbing roses and pink roses right up to the bumper!
The mild, rainy winter has brought out the blooms by the thousands. It was a beautiful sight and such a contrast to my visit in October when weather setbacks had delayed the blooms. To the right of the entrance is a cedar gazebo surrounded by a hedge of red roses. The white roses in the background are the same ones you can see from the parking lot.
This climber is just beginning to make its way up the gazebo post.
Red climbing rose demonstrates the variety, with the sale specimens nearby. As you may have noticed, the great thing about this place is how they demonstrate possible ways to grow the various types of roses within a garden setting.
Container rose on display by the perennials
Roses rambling along a fence and climbing over the side of the sales office
The giant bottle tree is just visible among all the roses
The best blooms I've seen in a couple years on this climbing rose
Another climber along the adobe wall and more rose hedges
The blue courtyard featured a beautiful climbing apricot rose
More roses over and under the arbor
A bee on this rose, it was too windy for butterflies
More beautiful roses over by the Hacienda de las Rosas special events center
Cactus, roses and a windmill -- a great Texas combination to end the tour.