Tips on Buying Roses

        On a recent visit to Lowe’s, I encountered a whole shelf of bagged roses. Then the following week, a whole shipment of container roses appeared on the display areas. If you are a novice rose gardeners, you’ll wonder which roses to buy.   Buying roses should not be a great challenge. … Continue reading Tips on Buying Roses

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A Red, Red Rose for Valentine’s Day

A Red, Red Rose By Robert Burns (1759-1796)   O, my Luve’s like a red, red rose, That’s newly sprung in June. O, my Luve’s like a melodie That’ sweetly play’d in tune.   As fair as thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in love am I; And I will love thee still, my dear, … Continue reading A Red, Red Rose for Valentine’s Day

Time To Prune Your Roses

If you look at the calendar, Spring begins on March 20 but for lovers of roses, spring comes when that yellow-flowered shrub called Forsythia starts to bloom.  Pruning roses is a rite of spring for rosarians. In the South, I was told to prune on the last week in February. Then our season begins.  Some … Continue reading Time To Prune Your Roses

FIREFIGHTER

FIREFIGHTER Hyrbridizer: Orard, 1999 Var: ORAdal, Hacienda, Red ‘n’ Fragrant Firefighter is a beautiful dark red hybrid tea which is the first of the nine roses to be named for the Remember Me Rose Gardens to honor the 343 firefighters who died on September 11, 2001 while trying to save lives in the World Trade … Continue reading FIREFIGHTER

Signature

Signature Photo courtesy of Bob Sabin Hybrid Tea Var: JACnor Hybridizer: Warriner             ‘Signature’ is one of the top ten exhibition roses in the country since its introduction in 1996.  Its huge, high-centered blooms, 5 to 6 inches in diameter on a long stems about 18 inches long make it the favorite of exhibitors across … Continue reading Signature

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 The McCartney Rose

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 Fragrant Cloud