It is all about the roses right now that are blooming in my Rose Garden. Splashes of color and scent is everywhere in it today.
The Rose Garden is rather new yet in terms of years but it is filing in more every year.
Walkers Low Catmint blends in amongst some of the rose bushes as a companion plant as does Dianthus and Gaillardia.
One of my first and oldest rose bushes is this “Crimson Bouquet” Grandiflora rose. I talk a lot about it every year about this time because it is my favorite, the hardiest and the most aromatic of all my roses. It throws up bloom all summer into fall until the frosts.
I also just love the shape of this rose and you can dry the petals for the best smelling potpourri for winter fragrance in the house. I have also dried bouquets of it for some winter color. So you can see why it is a favorite of mine.
The New Improved Red “Blaze” Climbing rose has a pretty red bloom but it only blooms once for me so I delegated it to spot out of the Rose Garden. I like roses that bloom more than once since my property is small and I do not like to waste the space.
When the cool weather comes they for some reason it cause a pink tinge to the edges of the petals. Although I love white blooms in the garden this rose bush does tend to get black spot every year which I have to fight against.
I did have on disaster in the Rose Garden this winter.
now only have an all red Dr. Huey rose. This has happened to me before with a yellow Irish Rose after being frozen at the graft. I should do better with protecting my roses especially in winters where there is no snow cover to protect them from the freezing temperatures. Roses are often grafted into Dr. Huey rose stock and eventually Dr. Huey is going to win out and those red cane suckers are going to appear. It is a pretty red rose but not what it was with the Double Delight graft.
So there are a few of the roses in my rose garden with the exception of a couple who are later and now just forming buds.
I see the lilies are budding and will also soon be blooming along the woodland bed.
Color, color everywhere this time of the year. A flower gardeners delight.
What is blooming in your garden?