Rosa palustris, swamp rose, is a species rose native to the eastern United States. It is called swamp rose with good reason. Rosa palustris likes boggy, wet areas.Leave a Comment
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New Dawn is a rarity in rose gardening: a beautiful garden plant. Individual flowers may not win a rose show, but when those pale pink roses open by the hundreds in mid-spring, the lesson is complete.Leave a Comment
Evelyn was introduced in 1991 and twenty years later it still may be one of David Austin’s best garden roses. Soft apricot roses with 80-100…Leave a Comment
Before there were Knock Out roses, there was Carefree Beauty, an aptly named garden rose as there ever was. Truly beautiful clear pink fully double…Leave a Comment
Graham Thomas is among the most enduring of the David Austin New English garden roses. Introduced in 1983, Graham Thomas is still one of David…Leave a Comment
Crocus Rose was introduced by David Austin in 2000. It is a beautiful garden rose whose strengths are beautiful form and delicate color. Plan to…Leave a Comment
Dame de Coeur rose is an old Hybrid Tea often called ‘The Black Rose’. Dame de Coeur bears dark smoldering red roses fully 6″ wide, and…3 Comments
Fru Dagmar Hastrup rose was found and named by Knud Julianis Hastrup, who was native to Denmark. This rose is also referred to as Frau…Comments closed
Floribunda rose ‘Hot Cocoa’ is a looker, all smolder and chocolate, a deep coppery red that darkens or lightens according to the light. The photograph…Leave a Comment
The Greater Atlanta Rose Society held their annual rose show today. What is clear about rose shows is they are singularly focused upon the quality of the flower. I have grown garden roses off and on for a long time, and the quality of roses today was a revelation.
Welcome to the examination of form and beauty at the highest level in gardening.
Committed rose gardeners are a breed apart. The dedication required to grow beautiful roses is not for the faint of heart. Participants in rose shows ratchet the standards way up. Rose gardeners who exhibit at rose shows seem to chase perfection in bloom.
There is a category for small rose gardens and to qualify you need less than fifty rose shrubs in your garden. Less than fifty.Leave a Comment
Belinda’s Dream is considered the finest garden rose introduced by respected rose hybridizer Dr. Robert Basye. Introduced in 1988, Belinda’s Dream bears beautiful pink blooms…Leave a Comment