|Double Delight must be ordered early,|
because the supplies keep getting sold out.
A nearby nursery will probably have KnockOuts, because they are so popular right now, but only in the numbers they care to order. The same is true of hybrid tea roses, the favorite ones selling out fast.
I am listing a few names to get people thinking about what they want to plant.
Double Delight is varied in color and also fragrant. Treated well, the rose really produces blooms. In New Ulm, I dedicated one planting area to Double Delight, daffodils,and garlic chives, with wood mulch over the entire planter. I had about six of the rose bushes in one area, and everyone enjoyed the display.
Digging in roses where shallow rose roots dominate the surface - that is not an experience I wish to repeat. However, it worked well, because of previous loads of mushroom compost, red wiggler earthworms, and shredded wood mulch.
|Fragrant Cloud is beautiful in form, powerfully fragrant,|
and difficult to define in color.
| Orange is a difficult flavor to reproduce,|
a difficult color in roses.
Easy Does It roses start with the orange range of colors,
produce furiously, and have strong stems for cutting.
Best and lasting blooms in the vase:
- Veterans' Honor
- Falling in Love
- Mr. Lincoln
- Fragrant Cloud
- Double Delight
Color or contrast in the garden:
- Easy Does It
- Pope John Paul II
Easy care pinks, but not everyone's choice:
- Queen Elizabeth
- Pink KnockOut
- Pink Peace
- Bride's Dream
|California Dreamin' offers a|
palette of soft colors.