This Saturday, April 10th I will be doing 2 presentations for our local Home Show one on Roses the other on Deer Resistance. As for the program on deer I could just say “Put in a tall, tall fence and never forget to close the gate”. Or as seen on the Curbstone Valley blog, a fence and a fence in front of a fence to keep deer out. But, there are tips to make a garden deer resistant and that will make a good topic for a post. Today, I want to share some of the pictures I will show of roses. I thought I would try my first Wordless Wednesday. But, I just had to put in some words.
There is a wonderful story about the Harrison Rose. Marti Frizen of the Ashland Gazette tells the story how this rose originated in New York. It is also called the Oregon Trail rose because the women who came out west sewed roots of this rose into their long wool-linen skirts. Imagine walking across the damp prairies and keeping the roots wet enough to plant this rose when they arrived at their destination. This rose grows all over our town. When we moved in it was growing on the south side of our neglected yard. I eventually cut it out. Yes, but first I gave cuttings away. There is a Harrison rose growing in our alley, so yes I can still enjoy it’s amazing fragrance.
Reine de Violettes is a hybrid perpetual. It is fragrant and re-blooms. This rose also is not thorny – I love it
Madame Hardy – Covered in June with lemony fragrant white roses with a green “eye” – I want to find a clematis to grow at it’s base to continue it’s color. Although it blooms just in June. It is a keeper