June is bustin’ out all over with roses and surprises. In my Heath garden the roses did not start blooming until mid June. But today several roses are blooming, and their are lots of buds ready to open.
The Carefree Beauty Rose was a Griffith Buck rose developed at the Iowa State University. It is just one of the many roses he developed to be hardy and long blooming.
Folksinger, another Buck rose in a tender bronze shade.
When I was young, and did not have any roses, I thought they were fussy plants, and always seemed to demand a lot of work. It was not until I discovered Old Roses, that were tough – and fragrant – and romantic – with a history. When I first grew roses in Heath the danger was the cold. Now that I am in Greenfield, the danger is too much water. No matter, these roses are tough and beautiful – and make me happy.
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Oh, what a beautiful collection you have! I think ‘Folksinger’ is my favorite…something about those soft shades of peach. <3
Beth – I am glad that my computer finally welcomed you. Folksinger is a great rose. I also love shades of peach. My newest rose is the Grimm Brother Fairy Tale and the orange/yellow color of the rose is really unusual. You might like this rose, especially after the first day.