Our winter was long and snowy, but after such a winter, we have FLOWERS! This climbing rose never has put on such a show. My Annabelle hydrangea has at least a hundred flower heads ready to burst. We've had plenty of rain and moderate temperatures, perfect flower weather. It's hard to appreciate how much the winter weather effects our perennials. When you're shoveling the driveway for the third time in one day, you're not thinking, this is gonna be GREAT for the roses, but it sure was. Enjoy this beautiful day.