Scentimental

Scentimental ‘Playboy’ x ‘Peppermint Twist’ Hybridizer – Carruth, 1997   This spicy scented floribunda was the first striped rose to win the AARS award. With burgundy and creamy white stripes on a vigorous plant with shiny, dark green foliage, Scentimental hardly needs its wonderful fragrance to attract attention, but that's what made it an award... Continue Reading →

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THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER

Now that the summer is gone but not forgotten, we are still enjoying the roses in the garden. As long as the weather stays mild, the roses will keep on blooming. I walked around the garden this morning and there were some lovely roses still in bloom. It’s smaller than the spring bloom but more... Continue Reading →

Romantica Roses

Rouge Royale – Photo courtesy of Regan Nursery For rose lovers who want the charm and fragrance of the Old Garden Roses with their large variety of flower forms but longer blooming period, there are large selections now available. First, there was David Austin’s English Roses, then other growers started producing roses with the Old... Continue Reading →

ROSE COMPANION PLANTS – SPRING BULBS

Do roses need companion plants? Absolutely. More and more gardeners are utilizing companion plants with roses. It is proven that monoculture of roses invites more harmful insects into a rose garden. The results is spraying more and more chemicals to drive the harmful insects away. On the other hand, we are killing the beneficial insects... Continue Reading →

October Garden by Christina Rossetti

October Garden By Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)   In my Autumn garden I was fain To mourn among my scattered roses, Alas for that last rosebud that uncloses To Autumn’s languid sun and rain When all the world is on the wane! Which has not felt the sweet constraint of June, Nor heard the nightingale in... Continue Reading →

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 →

Rose in Christianity

ROSE TIDBITS In the early days of Christianity, the rose fell out of favor because of its connections with pagan rituals and Roman orgies, but it later became associated with the Virgin Mary (who is often referred to as “The Rose of Heaven” or “The Mystical Rose”), and many saints, including Angelus, Cassilda, Elizabeth of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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