Photo courtesy of Roses4Nana
I have loved roses all of my life. I have memories of my Father tending to a plot of about 25 roses when I was a little girl. During my youth and early adulthood I had no time for plants. Then I moved on to motherhood and a busy career. I am now ready to turn my love of roses into a hobby. I leveled my backyard two summers ago and am rebuilding the entire yard to include a fairly large rose garden. I planted my first bareroot in February 2012. This has been a mixed bag of successes and failures. I am learning a lot. I enjoy researching roses and trying to pick varieties that meet my criteria. This first year I have 36 roses. I have included Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, Grandfloras, Climbers, Hybrid Pepetuals, a China, Minature and Mini Florals. I plan to add about 20 more. I have a couple of favorites so far, Betty Boop, Angel Face LCl, Mutabilis and Perfume Delight. I am in cold hardiness zone 9b. We reach temperatures over 110 a few times during a typical summer. The good news is the humidity is low so mildew is not a problem.
Beginner (7 years)
Society member, Show exhibitor
Last visit: Wednesday, October 19th