Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Fall Roses

I think of the fall bloom of roses as a bonus in the garden.

The hybrid tea rose ‘Peace’ is not my favorite rose. It blooms reliably although only sporadically. It is not disease resistant and I continually fight the black-spot battle. A few times I’ve been tempted to dig it out and replace it with a modern disease resistant rose. Then it blooms and I’m caught up in the beauty of the flower.

The color of the climbing rose Eden changes from a deep pink and cream to a medium pink to white as it matures. Planted in 2004, it seems slow growing and is now reaching about 3 feet. Eden is advertised as disease resistant and that seems to hold true. I can’t wait to see it climb over the arbor. It is a spectacular bloom.

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