â€˜Roses For Every Gardenâ€™. Thatâ€™s the title of my presentation at the Chicago Flower & Garden at Navy Pier in March. Today, more than ever â€˜rosesâ€™ 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
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 Iâ€™m featuring three very winter hardy roses.
If You Don’t Have ‘Em – Get ‘Em!
If you donâ€™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’ Characteristics
Winter hardy, Bred in Canada by Christian Bedard to survive cold climates
Plant and prune as a shrub or grow as a climber
Beautiful color, foliage, & mild fragrance
‘Miracle On The Hudson’ Best of The Best!
‘Miracle On The Hudson’ Characteristics
Extremely Winter Hardy
Naturally Disease Resistant
New from Weeks Roses
‘State of Grace’
‘Queen of Elegance’
‘Life’s Little Pleasures’
‘In Your Eyes’
All of the Weeks Roses are just planted and we’ll be seeing what they look like in about 6 weeks!
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.
Each stage of bloom are shown with floribundas and hybrid tea roses ‘Elle’, ‘Hot Cocoa, and gorgeous ‘Pumpkin Patch’.
Roses are a gathering place for family and friends. See how the rose ‘Hot Cocoa’ takes on such burnished rich tones.
‘Easy Does It’ floribunda rose, a little blooming machine ready to start all over again!
Orange-pink Floribunda. Registration name: HARpageant Exhibition name: Easy Does It Â®
‘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!
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.
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.
Mother’s Day is next Sunday. Living rose bushes make the perfect gift.Â 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.
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.
“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.
Beautification of your home & neighborhood; roses improve ‘curb appeal’. Roses give your landscape color, design & Â originality.
A Rose Garden is a Gathering Place for Family & Friends.
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.
Exercise. Rose Gardening is good exercise. You can get a calorie calculator from the Fitness Magazine. About 2 hours of gardening burns 500 calories!
Bird Sanctuary; lots of birds love rose hips as a dietary supplement.
Photography; Â 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.
Meet New Friends, join a rose or garden club, meet amazing folks!
Commune with Nature. The changing scenes create a prayerful serenity.
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’.