Focus on Westerland Climbing Rose

  Westerland Climbing Rose I was shopping at a nursery center today [November 5], and I was immediately attracted to the purplish-red leaves on a few roses that had been added to the clearance table. Mind you, the plant had no blooms, but the foliage alone on this particular rose bush made it seem to…

A List of Disease Resistant Roses That Are Easy to Grow

Jacki Kellum Garden May 2019 In my Zone 7, Ozark Mountain Garden, My Gene Boerner Rose Bloomed 1 Month After I Planted It As A Bare Root Rose. It was my first rose to bloom this year. Gene Boerner is a prolific bloomer, and it is highly resistant to diseases. For many years, I have…

My Gene Boerner Rose Will Bloom for Mother’s Day

For as long as I can remember, roses and Mother’s Day have gone together. When I was a child, the people whose mothers had passed away would wear white roses, and the rest of us lucky devils would wear red roses. I am a very lucky devil. This Sunday, I’ll be able to visit my…

Trying to Define A Cottage Garden

In his introduction to The Cottage Gardener’s Companion: A Seasonal Guide to Plants & Plantings for Informal Gardens, Douglas Taylor said that cottage gardens are like horses. They are easier to recognize than they are to describe: “Perhaps the chief hallmark is informality.” He observed that the old cottage gardens did not have lawns because…

Free Garden Plan with Red Roses – Miracle on the Hudson Rose

At my current house, I am planning to create 2 climbing rose garden areas. In my front yard, I am focusing on the pastel pinks, blues, white, etc., but in the back, I want a warmer, more typically primary-colorperennial and rose garden. I’ll plant red Altissimo climbing roses and yellow Golden Showers roses, and I’ll…

Build A Wall of Roses for A Gorgeous Garden Escape

Not long before I moved away from my home and garden in New Jersey, I had begun building a setwork of rose arbors. That was the final step in my effort to create a secret garden–a secluded and natural get-away. When it is possible, I grow fragrant flowers, like lavender, peonies, and irises, and strolling…

Altissimo Is A Vigorous, Stately and Regal, Red Climbing Rose

  Altissimo is a rich, velvety red single rose with a golden yellow center. Altissimo has wiced thorns, and it doesn’t grow as an arching and suppple climber. Rather, it has thick, stiff canes that lend themselves more to pillars. This is a disease-resistant rose, and it tolerates a bit of shade. “Presenting a sumptuous…