The Hildesheim Rose

I heard it all the time that the rose is difficult to grow and yet the Hildesheim Rose is estimated at approximately 1,000 years old. It is said to be the oldest rosebush in the world.  It is the one climbing the wall of the apse of the Cathedral of Hildesheim in their courtyard at Hildesheim,... Continue Reading →

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The Green Rose

Is there a pot of gold for us lovers of roses? For all the Irish in all of us and lovers of roses, let us think green, not a shamrock but a green rose. Not St. Patrick rose which only has a tint of green, but a real Green Rose.     At one of... Continue Reading →

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 →

Mme Plantier

Photo Courtesy of Rosalinda Morgan, member of Rose Gardening World Mme Plantier Class: Old Garden Rose, Alba Color: White Petal Count: Very Double Date Introduced: 1835   Mme Plantier is classified as an Alba by the American Rose Society and rated 8.9 in the 2015 ARS Handbook for Selecting Roses. It was introduced by Plantier in... Continue Reading →

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