SUMMER ROSE CARE IN THE LOWCOUNTRY

  Summertime gardening in the Lowcountry is not easy. We have to ease ourselves and our roses through the heat and humidity while we prepare for the glorious fall season just ahead. Your roses will continue to bloom happily in the garden, even though their flowers are smaller and less full than in cool weather….

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society May Meeting

Originally posted on Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society:
Due to scheduling conflicts the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society meeting has been postponed to Date: Monday May 27th, Where: James Island Town Hall,  1122 Dills Bluff Rd. Social Time: 6:30 pm Meeting: 7:00 pm Program: Polyantha Rosses by Jan Hillis ? Polyanthas and floribundas are the workhorses of…

Hot Princess – Hybrid Tea

Rose:   Hot Princess Class:   Hybrid Tea Date of Introduction:   2000 Fragrant:   Yes Hybridizer:   Hans Jurgen Evers Hot Princess rose is a very rich deep pink Hybrid Tea hybridized by Hans Jurgen Evers and introduced by Rosen-Tantau/Tantau Roses of Germany in 2000. The blooms are hot pink, exhibition form, high-centered borne mostly singly on long stems….

Cinco de Mayo – A Unique Colored Rose

Rose:   Cinco de Mayo Class:   Floribunda Date of Introduction:   2009 Hybridizer:   Tom Carruth Parentage:   “Topsy Turvy” x “Julia Child”   A unique floribunda with indescribable coloration, “Cinco de Mayo” was honored with the American Rose Society Member’s Choice Award for 2011 which was awarded to a rose with the highest garden rating in the Roses…

Food for Thought about Rose Shows

  I have been growing roses since 1971 and have been a member of the American Rose Society way before they moved their headquarters to Shreveport. Over the years of my growing roses and joining the local society, I pride myself of having planted the most beautiful flower in the world. I have been a…

The Lovers’ Rose

Originally posted on Rosalinda R Morgan:
? To all the romantics out there, here is one for you: ‘Love’ Grandiflora Rose – Photo Credit: Jackson & Perkins  ? The Lovers’ Rose ? The sweetest flower that blows I give you as we part. For you it is a rose, For me it is my heart.…

Suggested Winter Readings

      Next to rose gardening, my favorite hobby is reading. I can’t get enough books to read although we have already so many books in our home library. Winter is the best time to indulge myself. Here are some books which you might find helpful in the coming season.   Taylor’s Guides –…