|A highly scented, extra large hybrid tea rose called Crescendo.|
|The Crescendo roses have a lovely pink and cream hue|
After living with my hubby and son in Surrey, England, on two different assignments and for about seven years, I came to adore roses, which seemed to easily grow in every garden! Our homes at Keepers Cottage and later Hillside had a variety of roses, and I added a few extra bushes, too. We always had a philosophy that we only planted roses that had fragrance. Heirloom David Austin roses were my favorites.
When we moved into our home in Colorado a few years back, I was dismayed that we did not have one single solitary rose bush!! Our neighbor had huge and successful collection of roses, and I would walk by her display, somewhat green with envy!
Slowly, we've been making changes to our landscape, but it's no easy task. In Surrey, England, my soil was fertile and soft. I dug a hole, tossed in a plant, and voila! Done.
Colorado. Hmmmmmm. Colorado.
|This hybrid tea rose is called Rock n Roll.|
|Just Joey is another hybrid tea rose with a vibrant juicy fruit orange color and scent.|
That said, I find cutting these beauties really difficult since they are lovely to enjoy outside, too! Run wild, free rose, run wild! Hubby and I love strolling through our garden in the evenings, stopping to soak in the scent of the roses and enjoy the vibrant colors. Bravely, yesterday I cut the first of one of my hybrid tea roses. It's a beauty with the scent to match.
|The Rock n Roll rose is reminiscent of a strawberry and cream hard candy,|
The previous owners of our Colorado house liked so-called low-maintenance shrubs, which are mostly bushy and joyless. We've had to be very creative to come up with new places to plant roses, and we're running out of spare spots. We just about break our backs getting the rose bushes into the ground, too. But they are so worth it, if I can find more garden space!