Lady of Shalott (Rosa ‘Lady of Shalott’ or Rosa ‘Ausnyson’)

To say that I like roses would be a bit of an understatement. There are over 30 different varieties of roses currently growing in our garden, and we are always on the lookout for more. I see nothing wrong with this.

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“Ambridge Rose” (Rosa ‘Ambridge Rose’)

20180501_155103This is easily the most photographed plant in my garden.  With a generous supply of the most luscious, peachy-pink blooms in a classic, cabbage rose form, it is easy to understand why.

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Caring for Roses Part 2: Sun & Soil

20180419_155102Perhaps one of the reasons that roses are such a favorite of mine is that they can take a fair degree of abuse, yet still produce so much beauty season after season.  However, there are limits to what they will put up with!

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Hoplia Beetle (Hoplia callipyge)

20180415_154143If you grow light colored flowers, you may have noticed this lovely little critter chewing holes in them in the spring.  How sweet of them.

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Caring for Roses Part 1: Pests & Pruning

20171104_150710What’s not to love about roses?  Okay, other than the thorns.  At our peak, the Old Man and I have had over 30 rose plants of various forms in our yard.  We just ripped out a few, but it’s okay, we’re expecting four more to be delivered soon.  We don’t have a problem (twitch twitch).

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