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

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Abraham Darby

  Photo from David Austin Roses Auscot – David Austin 1985   Abraham Darby is one of the most vigorous of all David Austin Roses.  Having heard from fellow rosarians that it bears long arching canes, I decided to plant it along a fence on the west side of my property in New York and … Continue reading Abraham Darby

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

DICK CLARK

DICK CLARK - 2015 ARS Members' Choice Award (‘Fourth of July’ x unknown); Introduction: Weeks Roses, 2011. The American Rose Society Members’ Choice Award honors a rose receiving one of the highest national garden ratings in the annual Roses in Review survey, one that is widely grown, and one that does well in most parts … Continue reading DICK CLARK

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

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 Rose de Rescht

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