The roses this spring have been exceptionally beautiful. Every time I look out the window, I am blown over with how gorgeous everything looks. It’s a miracle what a little rain and cool weather can do for the landscape.
In the foreground is an Oso Easy Paprika bush with the wonderful peachy, salmon colored flowers. And it is truly easy. It just needs a little water, lots of sun, and deadheading in order to produce more blooms.
In the same long flowerbed are four hybrid rose bushes. This one is a Grandiflora ‘Double Delight’ hybrid tea rose. The Double Delight has the strongest and best fragrance of any rose I have. Highly recommend it.
Behind these roses is a tangerine colored rose from the bush beside it. That is a Floribunda ‘Tropicana’.
All of the rose bushes in this long bed are from 8 to 10 years old.
And another bush with flowers that have a superb color. The bush itself has stayed small but is outstanding because its blooms are so pretty. Sure wish I knew the name of this rose, but that information is long gone.
Last fall we finished a new bed in the front yard. So this spring we planted some drift roses. These are ‘Coral Drift’ (Rosa ‘meidrifora’). I chose drift roses because I wanted them to remain short and not spread out too much.
Drift® roses are the result of a cross between ground cover roses and miniature roses. They work well in containers, at the front of landscape beds, or as a ground cover. Each bush should grow two to three feet wide and just one and a half feet tall.
It seems that there are roses for just about any spot – as long as it’s sunny.
“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”