It’s rose planting time. At least, it is in my neck of the woods. The reason I know that is because I received a handbook from David Austin Roses.
I don’t know how many of their roses you need to buy to receive this book. Two years I bought three roses. The book came as a delightful surprise.
Scattered throughout the book is lots of helpful information for rose growers. Pretty much what you need to know about growing roses is in this book. Pictures of inserting them into your landscape shows different uses for roses.
One of my very favorite David Austin Roses is Lady of Shalott. The color and smell is alluring. Plus, it is very hardy here in my alkaline soil. Of course, I do amend the soil; but still, it has to endure extreme heat and strong sun.
This book has me salivating for springtime and roses scenting the air. Of course, it also encouraged me to buy a couple more bushes. That was the purpose, I’m sure.
“A rose is an argument. It proclaims the triumph of beauty over brutality, of gentleness over violence, of the ephemeral over the lasting, and of the universal over the particular.” Alain Meilland