On this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, most of my bloomers are roses, but this sage plant is right outside the back door and I love it! I’ll never use that much sage, but it is beautiful.
Zaide is one of my favorite roses. I appreciate that it was more than 30 years ago that the German Kordes hybridizers were making sturdy disease resistant roses that would not need insecticides. They were way ahead of the US in creating plants that did not harm our environment.
Lion’s Fairy Tale is just about to bloom. I moved this rose last spring to make room for a redbud. Then this winter and early spring the spot I chose turned out to be wetter than I expected. We all know roses do not like to have wet feet. It did not look promising in March, but now I have great hopes for a continuing life in this spot. I am looking forward to fragrance and big blooms.
Dr. Griffith Buck, at Iowa University, was ahead of his time in the 50’s hybridizing strong disease-resistant roses. Many of his roses are labelled Earth Kind. I had many of Buck’s roses when we lived in Heath. My space is very limited in Greenfield.
I think Knock Out red roses look better from a distance, I like this photo. Knock Out roses also claim disease resistance.
David Austin has many beautiful roses in many lush colors. I could not resist Brother Cadfael late last summer. He is beginning to bloom, just in time for Bloom Day.
When we were just starting our new Greenfield garden I had a small space, and while wandering through a plant nursery I saw two cheerful ‘landscape roses.’ Drift is one company with roses in many shades.
Paprika and Coral live prettily and happily in my small space, perfect for landscape roses.
I thank Carol of May Dreams Gardens who created Garden Bloggers Bloom Day so we could all share and admire each other’s gardens.