Sunday, February 4, 2018

Garden chronicles, gathering a rose garden~

The plan is made, design is sketched, ground spray painted, let the gathering begin...

David Austin's...

Abraham darby
* Benjamin britten
Christopher marlowe
Claire austin
Evelyn 3
Gentle Hermione
Gertrude Jekyll
Golden celebration
Graham Thomas
Jubilee celebration
Lady Emma Hamilton
lady of shallot
Munstead wood
Queen of sweden
The ancient mariner
The Lady gardener
The poets wife
The prince
William Shakespeare 2000


Burgundy iceberg 3
Candy cane cocktail 3
* Chihuly 6
Cinco de mayo 3
Day breaker 3
Distant drums 3
Earth angel 3
Easy does it 3
Easy going 3
Ebb tide 3
First crush 3
Frieda kahlo 3
George burns 3
Gingersnap 2
Honey perfume 3
Hot cocoa 3
* iceberg 24
Julia child 3
La park 3
Loko koko 3
Polynesian punch 3
Pumpkin patch 3
*Rosie the riveter 3
Sentimental 3
Sheilas perfume 3
St Tropez 3
Summer romance 3
white licorice 2

Hybrid teas/ grandiflora...

Apricots and cream
Barrone de Rothschild
Black baccara
Chrysler imperial
Dark night
Double delight
*Full sail
Honey dijon
Madame anisette
Mon cheri
Miss congeniality
Mr Lincoln
Nicole Carol Miller
Over the moon
Parade day
Peach swirl
Princess Charlene de Monaco
Radiant perfume
Rock and roll
Rogue royal
*Shirley's bouquet 2
Smoking hot
Strike it rich
*Sugar moon 3
Sunset celebration
Sweet mademoiselle
Yves paiget

Austrian copper
Betty boop
Bulls eye
Eyeconic melon
*Gourmet popcorn 5
Orange and lemon
The fairy
*White meidiland 3


* Cecile brunner 3
* Fourth of July
Fruity petals
Raspberry cream swirl
Sally Holmes 2
* Banksaie white 2
Banksaie yellow 3

Floral carpet splash 5


H.f. young
Killian Donahue-

It's amazing how fast a garden can come together with online shopping! It's been thirty years since I put in a rose garden, of course I have favorites from the several hundred varieties I have grown over the decades, I just didn't know those few I truly coveted are no longer available... unless you get lucky! I have been shopping the same nurseries I used thirty years ago, in this day and age longevity is a rarity, but what had me tap dancing and twirling with joy today was when on a lark I found my two missing favorites in an existing nursery garden and they dug them up for me!
The unexpected really can delight~

I ADORE Evelyn, I can smell her 50' away, I heard David austin discontinued it, I am so thankful to carry her name on in my new garden.

Honey Dijon, the rich muddy yellow is so striking I can't imagine why it's no longer readily available, to think they dug it up for me at the same place I bought it from at least 10 years ago!
yes, there are garden angels ;-)

The new garden is a long ways off, we need water, deer fencing, structures and statues, but now is the best time for acquisition of bare root roses so I can plant them when the space is ready.  Meanwhile I have been looking fondly back at my old garden, eager to feel that first flush of spring year after year again~


  1. Oh, how I love roses! Thank you for carrying on with roses that have been discontinued.

  2. Your rose garden is gorgeous! Love all the colors and I'm sure the scents were heavenly. Your new garden will be so fun to plan and can't wait to see what you do with your new place.

  3. Your garden gives Huntington Gardens a run for their money. Just lovely.

  4. Oh the beauty...they take my breath away! I'm blown away by how much you've planted already. Your energy and enthusiasm is contagious!