Rose de Rescht

This compact Portland rose is a very reliable rebloomer.  It gives a big flush of tightly-formed rosette blooms in spring, pompon like and if you keep on deadheading it just keeps on blooming.  Fragrance is very strong.  Buds open in fuchsia-red color and fade into light lilac.  Rose de Rescht will tolerate some shade.  The... Continue Reading →

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The McCartney Rose

(‘Nirvana’ x ‘Papa Meilland’) x ‘First Prize’ Hybridizer – Meilland, France, 1991 This heavily scented rose was originally named for Paul McCartney of “The Beatles” but Paul wanted it to be named in honor of his entire family whose favourite flower is the Rose. The bloom is a very deep pink, starts high centered and... Continue Reading →

Fragrant Cloud

Rose Photo Courtesy of Jan Haught Bingham, member of Rose Gardening World. Fragrant Cloud Registered Name – TANellis Syns. Duftwolke, Nuage Parfume Tantau, Germany, 1967 Seedling x ‘Prima Ballerina’ Fragrant Cloud rose has extremely fragrant blooms and constantly winning at rose shows across the country for its fragrance. The flowers are an unusual coral-red maturing to... Continue Reading →

Peace

Peace Parentage: (‘George Dickson’ x ‘Souvenir de Claudius Pernet’) x (‘Joanna Hill’ x ‘Chas. P. Kilham’) x ‘Margaret McGredy'. Hybridized by the French hybridizer Francis Meilland in the late 1930s, and introduced by Conard-Pyle Co., West Grove, PA in 1945.   The rose that is called ‘Peace’ in the United States and Great Britain is... Continue Reading →

YES, YOU CAN grow beautiful roses!

So you want to grow beautiful roses but can you do it? The resounding answer is YES, YOU CAN grow beautiful roses!   If you follow the following Basic Rose Culture, you’ll be on your way to have beautiful roses in your garden: Buy only strong healthy plants. Buy your roses from reliable sources. Rose... Continue Reading →

The Dog Days of Summer

Summer is officially here and with the crazy weather we are experiencing lately, it could mean very hot, hazy and humid conditions with a sputtering of thunderstorms. Summer also means outdoors, parties, vacation and what happens to your poor roses. The Rose Show is over and do you think you can relax a little bit.... Continue Reading →

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