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Spring Roses in the garden.

May 4, 2018

This is the second year for the arbor and the rose garden.  The front roses bloomed early and the heavy rains beat them down.  They are just recovering.  Have seeded for grass, but the hens have been out.  The roses on the arbor are  “New Dawn”.  Those two roses were planted there 20 years ago, and they smell like Ivory soap.  They are constant bloomers, but mostly glorious in the Spring.

The roses in the vase are from a few of the roses in the garden.  We now have over 60 roses on the property and what are spectacular are the climbers….Mde Alfred Carriere, (1848, France) and the Graham Thomas, a pale yellow prolific bloomer through the summer.  On the end over the chimney is a Cecile Brunner….a gorgeous tiny rose with a huge scent.  They are heaviest bloomers in the spring, and a bit more in the autumn.

Lady Nyo

New Roses Spriing 2018

New Roses Spring number 2

Roses are easy to grow….you just have to know the properties of each species. I used to bother, but now?  There are old roses that produce beautifully, “New Dawn”, Mister Lincoln, OLWeeks, many others, but these new ‘patio’ roses are the bomb.  So easy and within a year you have to clip back vigorously.  Dogs (4) and hens in the back gardens make it hard to grow things but they can be managed.

O.L. Weeks rose.jpg “O.L. Weeks”, prolific but scentless.

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2018

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