Thursday, March 10, 2011

More early blooms

'Bow Bells' - Shrub by David Austin, 1991
'Duquesa' -Tea rose, 2005, by Turner in USA
'Pink Perpetue' -Large Flowered Climber, 1965, by Gregory in UK
'Mary Guthrie' - Polyantha, 1929 by Alister Clark, Australia (Though this rose is called disease resistant, Australia doesn't have our humid conditions, and this rose isn't very disease resistant in my garden. She's very pretty but may not be here long.)
'Souvenir de la Malmaison' - Bourbon (bush), 1843, by Beluze in France
'Gruss an Aachen' - Floribunda, 1909, by Geduldig in Germany (same bloom posted a few days ago)
'Enchantress' - Tea, 1904 by John Cook & Son, USA (Will she ball or not?)
'Double White Stock', Matthiola incana, grown from seed
'Climbing Pinkie' - Polyantha, 1952 by Dering in USA
'Maman Cochet, Climbing' - Tea, 1909 by Upton  (She's more than 10' tall, probably runs 20' sideways and 10' perpendicular to the trellis. She's 3 years old.)
'Reve d'Or" - Noisette, 1869, by Ducher in France
Here's a great example of new growth (bottom right) emerging from the budeye of an old leaf which is now turning yellow because energy is being diverted to the new growth. Though there is blackspot, it really isn't the problem that it is in modern roses.
After her haircut
R. Fortuneana - Discovered in 1840 by Robert Fortune (climbing up into a couple of oak trees and cascading down as well)
'Souvenir de la Malmaison, Climbing' - Bourbon, 1893, by Bennett, UK
'Leonie Lamesch' - Polyantha, 1899, by Lambert in Germany
'Mrs B R Cant' - Tea, 1901, by Cant in UK
'Louis Philippe' - China, 1834, by Guerin in France
'E. Veyrat Hermanos' - Climbing Tea, 1895, Bernaix in France
'Mademoiselle Franziska Kruger' - Tea, 1879, by G. Nabonnand in France
Same Mademoiselle Kruger just an older bloom. Pointed and rolled petals are called "quilled".
'Le Vesuve' - China, 1825, by Laffay in France (This is the same bloom I posted a couple of days ago that looked like this one below.)


  1. Sherry: I want to be in your garden to smell all those rose fragrance!!! Just incredible!

  2. Soo... many beautiful flowers, you have created a wonderful rose garden! I had no idea that 'Maman Cochet, Climbing' can get that tall in just 3 years! You really need room to grow some of these Tea roses. I have 'Devoniensis, Climbing' still growing in a 2 gallon pot and I almost don't dare to plant him in the ground. After seeing your post I am really thinking that maybe I have to let go of the idea to grow this rose in my small yard...

  3. I can't believe all the flowers you have blooming! I'm so jealous :) I won't see roses until well into June. You have so many pretty varieties. I'm thinking I need to branch out in my choices of roses. I got hooked on David Austin roses, but I think I lost 'Tamora' this winter and a couple others aren't looking so good. I'll have to visit here for my rose fix for now :)

  4. Oh my gosh, the green eyed monster has struck me dumb. What beautiful roses you have!


  5. Such beauty surrounding you in your garden! Maman Cochet Climbing is just unbelievable. Your neighbors must love living next to you. Do your Dianthus and Stock keep going through summer for you? I'm trying to keep some companion flowers in my rose area and summer is a tough time here. Thanks for the picture of "quilled" petals. I wonder about a lot of the rose terminology I encounter. My favorite of all these photos is that profile of Bow Bells. What a perfect looking rose!

  6. Ami, sadly most of my roses don't have a lot of fragrance. The tea fragrance can be rather faint, but a few are quite strong.

    Christina, I have my big climbers (MC, Reve d'Or & E Veyrat Hermanos) growing as vertical as possible on my fences/trellises. One neighbor doesn't really like it but he's never there. The other neighbor loves it. You have to stay on top of their maintenance, because as you can see, they shoot up fast. I "chopped on" Maman Cochet a few months ago, making her canopy smaller, and she hasn't seemed to mind. I keep her tied as closely to the trellis as possible since I only have 8' of property on the sides of my house. (It's totally ridiculous that I ever thought of growing them, but I'm glad I did. Ignorance is bliss.) She doesn't like to be bent hard. The cane will die, so now if a cane is growing at too wide an angle, I just remove it. But all in all it's working. It just requires ingenuity, persistence, and some courage in the face of fear. I didn't know what I was doing at the beginning. These roses are quite forgiving. I would keep Devoniensis but just stay on top of her.

    Catherine, you are in a totally different climate than I am, so my roses which have to handle a long hot season and high humidity are not the ones for you. They're all so beautiful that it's hard not to fall for them, but there are just as many cold climate roses that are gorgeous. BTW, we grow Tamora here, so I'm not surprised that you may have lost her. So sorry.

    FlowerLady, I'm feeling rather dumb, too. I don't know if this is our big spring flush or if there's another one coming. You know our roses just keep repeating, but this year it's so early. I haven't even fed the backyard yet, and the ferts in the front haven't kicked in yet. I'm just as amazed as you.

    Kay, the Dianthus is good all summer. This is the first year for the Stock, and it's a cool season plant so I don't know how long it will last. I think this variety of dianthus must be Florida friendly (they're just the 99-cent 4" pots or 6-packs from Lowe's) because friends are surprised that it lasts. I'm thinking the stock will not like the heat since I think it's a zone 8 plant, but we'll see. Echinacea blooms through the summer here although I understand some people don't have success with it. I love it. Coreopsis and gaura are wonderful, too.

  7. What a rose collection! Thanks for the virtual tour, you have some wonderful roses. I love your SDLMs and Duquesa. Your Maman Cochet looks really impressive. And even your Mlle Franziska is behaving and not giving you those horrible vegetative centers.