I have a passion for roses, but my Hamptons garden has limited sun. So wherever I can find a little sun, I try to plant at least one rose bush. This past year, a large tree near the house died and was cut down. I was sad about losing the tree, but happy to have the new sunny spot to add more roses.
When it comes to choosing rose cultivars, I tend to look for those with less formal blooms. I feel this allows them to blend better into my natural planting style. But sometimes I throw in a more formal bloomer if its color or scent seduces my addiction.
With a long winter ahead, I'm so happy for this autumn rose retrospective. Thanks for the memories!
|'New Dawn' on the backdoor arbor|
|Beautiful, but unknown, rambler mailed by mistake and now taking over|