Biltmore Rose Trial Awards Announced Sept 28, 2019
‘Coral Knock OutÂ® ‘Most Outstanding Rose’ & ‘Best Shrub’ Award
‘Coral Knock OutÂ®’ bred by Will Radler, of Star Roses and Plants wins the prestigious George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for ‘Most Outstanding Rose’ and the Chauncey Beadle Award for ‘Best Shrub’.
The Biltmore Rose Trials run for two years judged four times a year. ‘Coral ‘Knock OutÂ® bred by Will Radler of Star Roses and Plants won ‘Most Outstanding Rose’, and ‘Best Shrub’.
Another Star Rose is born, Plantastar that is. ‘Coral Knock OutÂ®’, bred by the infamous breeder of the 2018 World Federation of Rose Societies ‘Hall of Fame’ Rose ‘Double Knock OutÂ®’ the rose that changed the world of landscapes, Will Radler, and winner of ‘Best Climber’, ‘Highwire Flyer’ last year, ‘Coral Knock OutÂ®’ Congratulations Will, Star Roses & Plants, and Ball Horticulture. We missed you Brad Yoder. Wished you were there to collect your awards.
‘Cupid’s Kiss ‘Gilded Age Award’ ‘Best Climber’ by Christian Bedard, Weeks Roses
Spray of ‘Cupid’s Kisses’ cut from the winning plant of the Biltmore Rose Trials on Sept. 18, 2019
‘Moonlight Romantica’ By Meilland Wins ‘Best Hybrid Tea Rose’
‘Moonlight Romantica’ cut from the rose bush in the Biltmore Rose Garden the day of the judging.
‘Bliss Parfuma’ by Kordes Wins ‘Best Floribunda’
‘Sweet Hips’ Wins ‘Best General Impression’ & ‘Best Disease Resistant’
Cutting from the shrub the day of the judging of ‘Sweet Hips’. Paul Zimmerman stated ‘Sweet Hips’ was only 4/10 of a point less than ‘Coral Knock OutÂ® of the top scoring rose for ‘Most Outstanding Rose’
Sept. 27th Biltmore Rose Garden Reception
Until next year that’s the results for this year’s rose trials. You can trust the results of the Biltmore Rose Trials. I judge the roses and I grow them as well. These roses are the best roses you can grow in your home gardens I guarantee.
Â Welcome To Green Acres: â€œWhat’s A Hybrid Tea?â€
Starting over can be hard to do.Â Add giving up your award-winning dream rose garden, designed with love and filled with over 200 varieties it can be doubly hard. Living in a vibrant booming metro area, accepting the exceptional as the norm was a gradual paradigm shift for me. It never occurred to me I might have difficulty locating the rose varieties I left behind in my Plano award winning rose garden*.â€œ
â€œHe who would have beautiful roses in his garden must have beautiful roses in his heart.â€ Â Â Â ~ Reverend Dean HoleÂ Â Â Â Â
My first indication it might be difficult to locate the varieties of container roses I was looking for was when I called the closest garden center (that I had to locate by going online and downloading the list of landscape & garden centers in the area) IÂ could find and asking the garden associate that answered the phone if they had hybrid teas. Who promptly replied, â€œWhatâ€™s a hybrid tea?â€
“Where can I find roses like you have?”
The question most often asked of me at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show while I worked at the rose garden promoting membership in the American Rose Society for ten days all day every day was, “where can I find roses like yours?” Thanks to Jackson and Perkins now you can have the varieties of roses you see in my pictures without the grief I had locating them. In a populated metroplex I had become used to selecting roses from a landscape & garden center that had roses nicely potted in containers placed all in a row, alphabetized by their name that published the list of availability a season in advance to download. Moving to a rural area was a wake-up call and a learning experience.
From Gentrified Urban Rosarian To Country Rose Gardener
As a totally spoiled DFW Metroplex dweller, the garden center I chose my roses from delivered them in 5 gallon containers on a flatbed truck. They also list their roses each year on their Web site in the fall of each year announcing the roses that will be available in February of the next year.
In this rural area of Illinois now like so much of the country where so many folks live that want roses, the closest garden center that sells any potted roses in containers is 80 miles away. Then when I drove to this garden center I found the selection wanting because after having a discussion with the owner of the Landscape Center on how he arrived upon his rose buying decisions the family run store said he gave the order form to an employee and they selected roses based on whether they liked the names. His inventory had already told the story. Roses that were â€˜out of patentâ€™ that had great names were sitting on his floor.
Spoiled pampered Gentrified Urban Rosarian that I was I thought I would waltz into the local Garden Center and select my container roses growing in 5 gallon pots and have all the roses I needed ordered and delivered to my new gardens.Â Wrong. TheÂ closest Landscape & Garden Center with any selection of container roses is 80 miles away and they didn’t then and still don’t carry the varieties I want.
So letâ€™s talk about the facts.
Welcome to Rural America Retailers
The rural portions of metropolitan areas with fewer than 1,000,000 residents cover 94 percent of their land areas. These areas include approximately 20 million residents, or 34 percent of the nationâ€™s rural population. Only six percent of the land area in these metropolitan areas is urban.
Outside Metropolitan Area
This leaves a minority of 27.5 million rural residents living outside the metropolitan areas.Metropolitan areas are defined by OMB as labor markets with core urban areas between 10,000 and 50,000, and are not considered metropolitan. Approximately 98.5 percent of the land in micropolitan areas is rural. The rural population of micropolitan areas is 13 million. other 14 million rural residents live outside the micropolitan areas. However, there are still 4.7 million urban residents outside both metropolitan and micropolitan areas, with each of these urban areas having fewer than 10,000 residents.
Rural Land in Metropolitan America
Even where America is most urban, a strong rural element remains. This is illustrated in the Northeast Corridor, the â€œmegalopolisâ€ defined by Jean Gottman more than a half-century ago. The urbanization he identified is still short of continuous along the corridor. Rural areas interfere with urbanization in parts of Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Nearly 60 percent of the land area in these adjacent metropolitan areas remains rural (Figure 5).
Question: Where Do You Get Your Roses Now?
I get my roses from the one of oldest most trusted brand names in America, a name that is synonymous with roses: Jackson & Perkins. I remember my mother buying roses and trusting Jackson & Perkins as her rose source. Now the 3rd rose garden has been transitioned back to where my heart leads me. It’s a Jackson & Perkins test rose garden. It has 4 Jackson & Perkins roses that as of yet are unmanned. Some of the most famous rose breeders have worked with Jackson & Perkins.Â The roses in the garden are in the list below, you can click and vote on whether you like them. The biggest surprise I have saved for last. While in Chicago I worked, as you know representing Chicago Flower Show Director, Tony Abruscato and he partnered with Chicago Sculpture Exhibit. The artists would come and spend some time at the rose garden where we had their sculptures.
Since I was there full time representing the rose garden, I also spoke for the sculpture artists as well. Michael Young is an artist that I ended up promoting and I believe we may have sold some of his pieces and the piece that was on display. Soon we hope to have a Michael Young Sculpture to set off the beauty of this Jackson & Perkins exquisite Rose Garden.
Your comments & shares are welcome especially that I support the American Rose Society that offers so much in return for a minimal investment. Its one of the few memberships that still print a beautiful magazine 6 times a year with valuable educational information, a newsletter and an invaluable tool to choose roses: The American Rose Societies handbook for Selecting Roses, and once a year the Rose Annual. I have contributed articles to the newsletter, magazine and the Rose Annual, and would be happy to provide you with a copy of each.
*The Texas Rose Garden won Dallas Rose Society ‘Best Large Garden’ and was on the Plano Garden Tour, and was the recipient of many photography awards, blue ribbons as well, request rose bio for a list of all awards.
Hybrid tea roses are perfect for any rose garden. They are perfect for cut flowers and creating our own bouquets. A hybrid tea is easily identifiable by their large shapely single flower blooms on long stems. Here are a few of the very best hybrid teas that are true winners.
Winner of Biltmore International Rose Trials Best Hybrid Tea
Strong fruity and citrusy fragrance
â€˜Queen Elizabethâ€™ 1954
Pink 4â€ with large petals, and pointed buds
Moderate rose fragrance
Won â€˜Best Establishedâ€™ Rose at The Biltmore International Rose Trials when I was a judge in 2015
For Hedge and Borders I love Shrub roses because they grow from 5 to 15 feet in every direction based on your climate and growing conditions.
â€˜Water Colors Home Runâ€™ by Weeks Roses
3 colors showy flame red | yellow gold pink blush | Hot Pink
Medium height and bloom size
Winter hardy and disease resistant
â€˜DriftÂ®â€™ Groundcover Roses by Star Roses and Plants
8 colors from White Drift Rose to Red Drift Rose
Blooms 1 Â½â€ -3â€ bushes about 2 feet tall spreading
Winter hardy, disease resistant, and easy to grow.
BonicaÂ® â€“ Shrub
The Bonica rose has been voted the Worldâ€™s Favorite Rose in by the World Federation of Rose Societies and an All-America Winner
Pastel pink, 3â€ blossoms, about 5â€™ tall spreading
For containers you can plant Miniature or miniflora roses known for novelty and versatility.
Some of the most beautiful and hardy are:
â€˜All aâ€™ Twitterâ€™
Twinkling brilliant orange
Tall, medium size blooms
â€˜Be My Babyâ€™
Large round blooms, medium tall
Fragrance mild teaÂ
â€˜SunblazeÂ®â€™ Miniatures by Star Roses and Plants
All colors from amber-to yellow, vigorous, disease resistant, winter hardy.
12-18 inches compact
For walls, fences, and pergolas we want climbing or rambling type roses for their unique long arching canes, and their ability to climb fences, over walls, through trellises, arbors, trellises.
The old classic â€˜Westerlandâ€™ raised modernized with 21st century â€˜best-off-bestâ€™ qualities!
Salmon-orange blend, repeat blooming, 10-14 feet
Old fashioned, 3 Â½â€-4â€ blooms, fruity fragrance
â€˜4th of Julyâ€™
Gorgeous Red striped and bright white
10-14 feet canes
Fresh cut apple and & sweet rose fragrance
â€˜Pretty in Pink Edenâ€™ or â€˜New Dawnâ€™ (Light pink)
All qualities of highest rated, award winning rose â€˜Eden Climberâ€™ also known as â€˜Pierre de Ronsandâ€™ only deep pink
10-12â€™ with gorgeous very double blooms 70-80 petals
Vintage rose fragrance, vigorous and disease resistantÂ
Beautiful Roses for the garden known for their profusion of bloom are floribundas. They bear flowers in large clusters and trusses with large clusters of and trusses. This class is unrivaled for providing massive colorful lasting garden displays that are hardier, easy care and more reliable in wet weather than their hybrid tea counterpart.
White, large blooms with 100 petals
Old rose and spicy fragrance
Bushy and about 3 feet tall
One of the top selling roses in the world
Butter/gold color, medium very full 3-4â€ blooms
Strong licorice fragrance
â€˜Easy Does Itâ€™
Gorgeous Mango Peach
Ever blooming with a moderate fragrance
Disease resistant, one of my all time favorites! Â
Be sure and join us at The Chicago Flower and Garden Show. This is only the 2nd year we will have roses blooming in March in a rose garden setting in Chicago at Navy Pier. We’ll have American Rose Society Consulting Rosarians there to answer your rose growing questions.
â€œConÂsumers are constantly connected, and thatâ€™s not a bad thing,â€ says Susan McCoy, Garden Media president. â€œItâ€™s time for the industry to fully embrace technology and all it can do for the garden. The more consumers learn about nature, the more they will grow to care about it.â€ ~ Susan McCoy
GARDEN 101: Garden Royalty
The Secret to Landscaping With Roses
Day: Wednesday, 2/17/2016
Time: 2:15 PM
Seminar Room: Rainier
Roses, Bearded Iris and Peony have graced gardens for more than a century. Today they are deservedly popular, with more varieties than ever before, many suitable for NW gardens. These Beauty Queens need not be intimidating! Join three nationally acclaimed experts, as they share the secrets to getting the most from of these plants. Rosarian Susan Fox, horticulturist Kelly D. Norris and Peony expert Kathleen Gagan will inspire your love affair with these magnificent plants.
See It, Learn It, Do It: Practical Insights to Grow Your Gardening Skills
“We have a wide array of seminars to help you amp up your skills in the garden. Learn to prune like a pro, divide your perennials, grow healthy blooming orchids, plant a shrub or tree (so it doesnâ€™t die), start seeds, and make light work of those inevitable weeds!
Roses are the perfect flower choice when you want to create an ever-changing splash of color. From bud to a fully open rose, minis and multifloras lure you back to your garden each morning. These are winter hardy, easy-to-grow perennials that can make a color spot so rich and intriguing you will be lured back to your garden just to see the bloom cycles And some miniatures can be grown both indoors and outdoors.
Creating this view upon which the sun can shine is a room with a rosy view in Illinois. Its a new dawn in the Illinois rose gardens. We started over in Illinois in 2011. We built the rose gardens together you and I. If we can start over so can you! Make it a new prosperous and healthy 2016 filled with roses! Here’s a picture of the gardens then and now. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. Just look at ‘Rosie O’Donnell’ shot on Christmas Eve morn in Texas VS magnificent ‘Uncle Joe’ shot in the fall with a back drop of the little red barn we built. You know how I love that little barn which represents country living of course.Â Merry Christmas Every one!
The award winning film A Room With a View won Best Picture of 1986, National Board of Review. It’s a British 3 time academy award winner about, “when Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr. Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy’s life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?” Written byBridget Jones
The remaining shots are to show you the pictures of varieties still beautiful in the winter rose garden.