Blue Roses

    I have heard people say they want a blue rose. How many do you think really want a blue rose? Count me out. I am a traditionalist. I want a red Hybrid Tea and a pink or white Old Garden Rose. I'm not a fan of blue rose if there is such a … Continue reading Blue Roses

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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

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

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