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.