Brigadoon is described in the catalogues as a pink blend Hybrid Tea. I can’t remember the impetus for buying Brigadoon but the description ‘pink blend’ would have aroused my interest. Continue reading
Athena is a Hybrid Tea rose. Its blooms are large, double and high centred. The blooms are a beautiful clear white edged with crimson pink. Each bloom has over 30 petals. Alas, there is very little scent.
Athena bears long flowering stems which primarily carry just one bud, making it perfect as a cut flower and, as an added bonus, the blooms last ages in the vase. The bloom below lasted a week. That’s as good as it gets for roses. Continue reading
Flamingo will interest lovers of exhibition-style Hybrid Tea roses. Continue reading
It has fully double, beautiful, deep golden/apricot blooms. The only down side to Ashram’s blooms is that there is not much in the way of fragrance. Continue reading
In my humble opinion, Honey Dijon is an unremarkable rose in every respect except one. Its unusual colouring. It is descibed, in the catalogues, as a warm golden brown but, to me, the description of mustard that its name conjures up, is more accurate.
Sometimes, shit happens!! Maus and I were sitting outside on a lovely, mild, summer’s night, waxing lyrical about how lucky we were and what a wonderful life we have, when I broke the spell by saying, ” It is Sunday and I don’t think I did a ‘Rose of the Week’ post last week.”
Maus summarily directed that I get up from the table, not finish my last drop of red and do my Oklahoma post. I thought this was retirement:) Continue reading
I just love New Dawn.
I love the soft, delicate, pink colour of its blooms and the fact that they are borne on a large rambling plant that is as tough as nails. I don’t love the long thorny canes that catch you as you walk past, though. Continue reading
Manou Meilland is one of Maus’ favourite roses. She chose it for a row of standards along our side fence. Continue reading
Gold Medal is this season’s first Rose of the Week.
Gold Medal is a very popular yellow rose, especially in warm climates. Continue reading
I really thought last week’s Rose of the Week would be the last until spring. Certainly, I didn’t think I would find any Hybrid Teas still producing quality flowers. But a couple of days ago, I went down to the poor neglected rose garden to start pruning, weeding, mulching, spraying, etc, when I noticed four buds on a tall, upright, healthy looking bush. I picked the buds. So we have one last Rose of the Week – Violina. Continue reading