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…

The Fairy – Small. Pink, Shade-Tolerant & Disease-Resistant Rose Bush

Because of its natural simplicity, the Fairy Rose is a sweet little accent for cottage gardens. Becaulsle it is also shade tolerant, it is a dream for my garden. Because it is disease-resistant, it should be a a first consideration for many gardens. “For many, many months on end, this shrub churns out long canes…

Gene Boerner – Beautiful Pink Floribunda Rose Bush

\ Gener Boerner Rose is a beutiful coral pink specimen that grows to be 3′ to 4′ high.  It is not a fragrant rose, but many say that otherwise, Gene Boerner is the perfect rose. It is a prolific bloomer, and after it is snipped and brought into the house, it holds its form.  Gener…

Focus on Old Disease-Resistant Rose Ballerina – Free Garden Plan

For years, I have been fascinated with old disease-resistant roses. Some of them are called antique roses or old garden roses. Although Ballerina Rose only dates back to 1937, it is one of the most popular of the old disease-resistant roses, and with its small, single blossoms, it adds an airy, light touch to any…

Cottage Gardens Have Curving Paths – A Free Garden Plan to Line A Garden Path

_____ Better Homes and Gardens has prepared an excellent slide show, which lists the main components of a cottage garden. Among other things, they advocated the use of curving paths. “Create soft meandering pathways instead of those that follow a straight, structured line. Many paving materials work in cottage gardens, including wood chips, stone, old…