Carefree Beauty and Thomas Affleck – Two Sturdy Stunning Roses

  • Post published:07/29/2021
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Carefree Beauty – a Griffith Buck Rose

Griffith Buck, a professor at Iowa State University, was ahead of his time. He bred 80 roses over many years. I was quick to fall in love with Buck roses because I was living high on a hill with very cold winters. Carefree Beauty was one of the first Buck roses I bought and planted.¬† It tolerated the cold, rarely had trouble with insects or disease, and wasn’t fussy about the soil. I was a new rose gardener and Buck roses were¬† the perfect way to start. (more…)