Easy To Love Roses

'Miracle on the Hudson' at The Biltmore the day it swept the show winning 'Best Overall category

‘Easy Spirit’ Makes Spirits Soar

'Easy Spirit' Floribunda Rose Will Lift Your Spirit

'Easy Spirit' hybridized by Tom Carruth of Weeks Roses, Cover Girl of the 2018 #WeeksRoses Catalog is: >Non-burning>Disease resistant>Fragrant>Long Lasting #GardenLegends #video #videos #bestroses

Posted by Garden Legends on Tuesday, September 4, 2018
‘Easy Spirit’

Easy-To-Love® Rose Collection Addition

  1. Long Lasting cream flowers, non-burning
  2. Natural disease resistance
  3. Compact, beautiful glossy green foliage

‘Roses For Every Garden’. That’s the title of my presentation at the Chicago Flower & Garden at Navy Pier in March. Today, more than ever ‘roses’ are a growing category that covers ‘a lot of ground’; from shrubs to trees. Education is your key to success. Planning your rose garden is enjoyable and it opens the door to everything you dreamed your rose garden could be.

Definition of a Rose Garden

“A rose garden is a gathering place created by planting two or more rose bushes making a tapestry of nature’s color, design and fragrance a symphony of serenity to all that wander in.” Susan Fox

3 Dream Rose Garden Characteristics

Fragrance

Color

Easy To Grow

Shovel Pruning Is Part Of The Plan

Right now in a good part of the country if you are having a late spring you can still evaluate your roses. The plan I have put in place is to evaluate roses that are not winter hardy and replace them with roses that can survive even in zone 3, Canada. Today I’m featuring three very winter hardy roses.

If You Don’t Have ‘Em – Get ‘Em!

If you don’t have these roses and you are out in the garden centers and see the roses described in this article get them because most of the bare root sellers are sold out.

‘Party Hardy’ – Rose Growers Dream!

‘Party Hardy’ Bred by Christian Bédard (2009) To Survive The Canadian Winters Also Is Blooming In November

‘Party Hardy’ Characteristics

  1. Winter hardy, Bred in Canada by Christian Bedard to survive cold climates
  2. Plant and prune as a shrub or grow as a climber
  3. Beautiful color, foliage, & mild fragrance

‘Miracle On The Hudson’ Best of The Best!

'Miracle On The Hudson' | Best Shrub| by Robery Neal Rippetoe @FrancisRoses Most Disease Resistant | Best Growth Habit | Overall Winner | Best Over All Biltmore Rose Trials
‘Miracle On The Hudson’ | Best Shrub| by Robery Neal Rippetoe @FrancisRoses Most Disease Resistant | Best Growth Habit | Overall Winner | Best Over All Biltmore Rose Trials

‘Miracle On The Hudson’ Characteristics

  1. Extremely Winter Hardy
  2. Naturally Disease Resistant
  3. Prolific bloomer

New from Weeks Roses

  1. ‘State of Grace’
  2. ‘Queen of Elegance’
  3. ‘Life’s Little Pleasures’
  4. ‘In Your Eyes’

All of the Weeks Roses are just planted and we’ll be seeing what they look like in about 6 weeks!

Rose ‘Easy Does It’ Repeat Performance

Roses Roses Roses In Bloom

Roses Roses Roses In Bloom
Roses In Bloom At First Light

Roses can be fun & easy-to-grow. If you want easy-to-grow roses, ‘Easy Does It’* tops the list. ‘Easy Does It’ blooms its precious, sweet mango orange heart out out from the first bud until the last day of winter when temps dip below 21 degrees for more than 3 days.

A rotogravure of ‘Easy Does It’ with light dancing among the petals of roses from dusk to dawn.

'Easy Does It' at Dawn Next to 'Hot Cocoa'
‘Easy Does It’ Next to ‘Hot Cocoa’ at Twilight

Each stage of bloom are shown with floribundas and hybrid tea roses ‘Elle’, ‘Hot Cocoa, and gorgeous ‘Pumpkin Patch’.

'Easy Does It' | 'Hot Cocoa' | 'Elle' | Pumpkin Patch'
‘Easy Does It’ | ‘Hot Cocoa’ | ‘Elle’ | Pumpkin Patch’ Floribunda Roses in a Garden Setting

Roses are a gathering place for family and friends. See how the rose ‘Hot Cocoa’ takes on such burnished rich tones.

'Easy Does It' | 'Hot Cocoa' | 'Elle' | Pumpkin Patch'Roses in The Garden
‘Easy Does It’ | ‘Hot Cocoa’ | ‘Elle’ | Pumpkin Patch’Roses in The Garden

‘Easy Does It’ floribunda rose, a little blooming machine ready to start all over again!

Rose Buds of 'Easy Does It' Floribunda
Rose Buds of ‘Easy Does It’ Floribunda

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Orange-pink Floribunda.
Registration name: HARpageant
Exhibition name: Easy Does It ®
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, before 2006).
Introduced in United States by Bailey Nurseries in 2010 as ‘Easy Does It’.
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc.in 2010 as ‘Easy Does It’.

What’s Cookin’ In The Rose Garden?

A Garland of 'Pink Cupcake' Surrounding 'Cherry Pie'

http://https://youtu.be/f_NRB6tWv9g

‘Pink Cupcake’ & ‘Cherry Pie’ baked up a sweet surprise for this bumble bee this beautiful spring morning!

Oso Easy ‘Pink Cupcake’* and ‘Cherry Pie’ baked up a real surprise that will leave you speechless!

A Garland of 'Pink Cupcake' Surrounding 'Cherry Pie'
A Garland of ‘Pink Cupcake’ Surrounding ‘Cherry Pie’

Throw out everything you thought about roses being “hard to grow.” ‘Oso Easy’ Roses are the “rebels of the rose world!” They bloom all season without deadheading*, they’re disease resistant, winter hardy, no spray, and are pollinator attractants.

'Pink Cupcake' Glorious in morning light
‘Pink Cupcake’ Glorious in morning light

The beautiful pink color has “a touch of coral to keep it from being too light pink”. The color holds true even during the heat of summer. ‘Cherry Pie’ is a darling rose that just simply makes you smile to look at.

Pink Cupcake
Pink Cupcake | A Garland next to ‘Nevada’ behind the Little Red Barn | My Potting Shed

The Proven Winner ‘Oso Easy Roses’ are part of the fall planting series I did to educate folks on planting roses in the fall and winter hardiness.

'Pink Cupcake' | 'Cherry Pie'
‘Pink Cupcake’ | ‘Cherry Pie’ | Hybridized by Alain Meilland of Meilland Roses International

*RE: Deadheading, I deadhead (remove spent blooms) from my ‘Pink Cupcake’ I think it yields even more blooms but you don’t have to if you want to just let it do as it pleases.

'Pink Cupcake' cascades of blooms
‘Pink Cupcake’ cascades of blooms Bakes a garland of ‘Cherry Pie’

‘Pink Cupcake’ was hybridized by Christopher H. Warner of the UK

‘Cherry Pie’ was hybridized by Alain Meilland of France

Alain Meilland, of Meilland Roses International
Alain Meilland, of Meilland Roses International | Hybridizer of ‘Cherry Pie’

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13 Reasons Mom Needs A Rose Garden

The Rose Garden

Mother’s Day is next Sunday. Living rose bushes make the perfect gift. Star Roses Apricot Drift, and the ever popular Weeks Roses ‘Julia Child’ are perfect for the garden and/or transplanting in a beautiful piece of garden art. You can select a hand-painted pot for Mom to transplant your rose into. Another idea is to find a rose named for Mom, Grandmother, or a favorite relative, write a card telling Mom you ordered your ‘Create A Memory For Mom’ from an online catalog. I guarantee this will make Mom happy while you’ve created a memory that lives on.

'Julia Child' by Weeks Roses featured this shot of 'Julia Child' in The American Rose Society 2014 Calendar
‘Julia Child’ by Weeks Roses featured this shot of ‘Julia Child’ in The American Rose Society 2014 Calendar

Here’s 13 Reason’s Mom May Want A Rose Garden For Mother’s Day. Then every gift giving occasion you can add roses to the garden or yard and garden art for decorating the garden. Perhaps you and your Mom, or Grandmother, aunts and so on have been wanting bird baths or a decorative fountains, now holidays and birthdays will be a good time to let that be known. One Mother’s Day my son’s family gave me wind chimes for the rose garden. I can hear them at night or at dawn as a gently breeze picks up and its such a beautiful sound. Your new rose garden opens up new possibilities for collectables, yard and garden art as gifts.

  1. Love, Joy, & Beauty.

    http:/https://youtu.be/WILKeArQR1g

    I have told you these things so My joy may be in you and your joy may be full.” ~ NLV John 15:11 Planting a rose, watching it transform from sticks and thorns in the ground to producing glorious blooms all season rewards you for your effort in spades.

  2. Roses attract beneficial pollinators; butterflies, bees, & hummingbirds.

    http:/https://youtu.be/COHyuPhbB90

  3. Beautification of your home & neighborhood; roses improve ‘curb appeal’. Roses give your landscape color, design &  originality.

    Gaga's Little Red Barn, A Symbol of the country lifestyle, and the transition of urban life, moving from Plano, Texas to a village of 1100 in Illinois.
    Gaga’s Little Red Barn, A Symbol of the country lifestyle, and the transition of urban life, moving from Plano, Texas to a village of 1100 in Illinois.
  4. A Rose Garden is a Gathering Place for Family & Friends.

    Erik Posing Naturally by Europeana
    Erik Posing Naturally by ‘Europeana’
  5. Create your own cutting garden for your home. Be your own flower arranger. Every home is more elegant with fresh flowers. Grace your home with fresh roses that you plant, nurtured and cultivate.

    Bouquet of Roses | Flower Arranging
    Bouquet of Roses | Flower Arranging
  6. Exercise. Rose Gardening is good exercise. You can get a calorie calculator from the Fitness Magazine. About 2 hours of gardening burns 500 calories!

    Susan Fox Digging In The Rose Garden
    Susan Fox Digging In The Rose Garden
  7. Bird Sanctuary; lots of birds love rose hips as a dietary supplement.

    Cardinals Love The Rose Garden
    Cardinals Love The Rose Garden
  8. Photography;  roses and rose gardens are a natural draw for photographers. The ever-changing quality aspect of the bloom from bud to fully open rose have a mesmerizing quality for photographers.

    The American Rose Society Judges Class Winners | ARS National Convention, New York, 2015
    The American Rose Society Judges Class Winners | ARS National Convention, New York, 2015
  9. Meet New Friends, join a rose or garden club, meet amazing folks!

    Alain Meilland, of Meilland Roses International
    Alain Meilland, of Meilland Roses International
  10. Commune with Nature. The changing scenes create a prayerful serenity.

    Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, 1972). Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. as 'Heirloom'.
    ‘Heirloom at Sunrise’
    Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, 1972).
    Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. as ‘Heirloom’.
  11. Become a Collector; collect many varieties of roses. There’s a type of rose and a variety for every garden. You can plant a rose for Mom, Grandmother, your favorite Aunt, ‘Uncle Joe’, and ‘St. Patrick’.

    Karen Kemp-Docksteader, Sales & Marketing Manager for Weeks Roses
    Karen Kemp-Docksteader, Sales & Marketing Manager for Weeks Roses
  12. Teach others.http:/https://youtu.be/xLk0IiYi8OY
  13. Inspiration

    The Rose Garden and Companion Proven Winner Plantings
    The Rose Garden and Companion Proven Winner Plantings

    More Friends To Meet in Roses

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Texas Front Rose Walk of Roses 'Iceberg', 'Blastoff'
Texas Front Rose Walk of Roses ‘Iceberg’, ‘Blastoff’

William Radler William Radler, developer of the popular Knock Out® shrub rose. This is the rosarium or “greenhouse” where Radler is developing his next generation of roses. Only the best will ever make it to market. Some may even be good enough to become Knock Out® roses, which are noted for their disease resistance. More than 80 million Knock Out® roses have been sold since the first was introduced in 2000, making it the best selling rose series in the U.S.
William Radler William Radler, developer of the popular Knock Out® shrub rose.

Greg & Teresa Byington of 'A Garden Diary
Greg & Teresa Byington of ‘A Garden Diary

Teresa Byington & Susan Fox in Little Rock, AR at P.Allen Smith's Garden2Blog 2015 #G2B2015
Teresa Byington & Susan Fox in Little Rock, AR at P.Allen Smith’s Garden2Blog 2015 #G2B2015

Alexander Kordes of Kordes Roses, Sparrieshoop, Germany and Thomas Proll, Lead Rose Breeder of Kordes Roses at The Fall American Rose Convention, Syracuse, NY September, 10-14, 2015
Alexander Kordes of Kordes Roses, Sparrieshoop, Germany and Thomas Proll, Lead Rose Breeder of Kordes Roses at The Fall American Rose Convention, Syracuse, NY September, 10-14, 2015

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Chris & Tina at the Biltmore
Chris & Tina at the Biltmore

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Wordless Wednesday | A Hibiscus In The Rose Garden

Surprise! A hibiscus with the Little Red Barn!

Hibiscus and The Little Red Barn
Hibiscus and The Little Red Barn

The floribunda rose garden in its second full bloom cycle.

Floribundas in Bloom in July
The Illinois Floribunda Rose Garden is in its second full Bloom Cycle in July

‘Anna’s Promise’ by Weeks Roses with rain drops.

'AnnasPromise' with Rain Drops
‘AnnasPromise’ with Rain Drops

‘Watercolors Homerun’ debuting at #Cultivate15 in Ohio this week.

Watercolors Homerun Knocks it Out of the Park
Watercolors Homerun Knocks it Out of the Park

‘Pink Cupcake’ one of Proven Winners Oso Easy Series of roses.

I just pruned all of them with the hedge clippers that’s how easy they are. I will have a hedge of roses for fall.

Oso Easy 'Pink Cupcake'
Oso Easy ‘Pink Cupcake’

‘Veteran’s Honor’ the morning of the 4th of July. 

Veterans Honor with rain drops in full sun at sun rise
Veterans Honor with rain drops in full sun at sun rise on the 4th of July

‘Love & Peace’ Pictures worth a thousand words. #WordlessWednesday

Love & Peace is simply glorious
Love & Peace is simply glorious