Wild nootka roses are usually in full bloom by late June or early July. If they find a good spot they can grow like weeds. But by August they’re mostly gone and the hips that follow the blooms begin to swell and ripen. By September the bushes are covered in bright red rose hips. This year we’ve noticed late blooms. One here, one there. Not a lot of them, but still…enough for a few last satisfying sniffs of one of my favorite summer scents. The beautiful weather we had over the last couple of months must have something to do with it.