The Green Rose for St. Patrick’s Day

  Is there a pot of gold for us lovers of roses?  For all the Irish in all of us, we can say we have a green rose, not St. Patrick rose which only has a tint of green, but a real green rose.  It is Viridiflora ‘Rosa Monstrosa’ otherwise known as The Green Rose.  … Continue reading The Green Rose for St. Patrick’s Day

Peace Rose for United Nations’Day – Oct. 24

   Parentage: (‘George Dickson’ x ‘Souvenir de Claudius Pernet’) x (‘Joanna Hill’ x ‘Chas. P. Kilham’) x ‘Margaret McGredy”. Hybridized by the French hybridizer Francis Meilland in the late 1930s, and introduced by Conard-Pyle Co., West Grove, PA in 1945.   The rose that is called ‘Peace’ in the United States and Great Britain is … Continue reading Peace Rose for United Nations’Day – Oct. 24

Motivational Monday – Week 20

"The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach." By Lin Yutang   Until next time. Stop and smell the roses. Rosalinda, The Rose Lady Rosalinda R Morgan Author and Garden Writer

Is It Hard To Grow Roses? Not If You Try Eco-Friendly Method.

As I talk to more people about growing roses, I was amazed at most of the answers I got, “Roses are hard to grow. You have to spray constantly.” Spraying scares some people. Most people just want to grow roses without spraying those chemicals and that is the main reason “Knock Out” roses are so … Continue reading Is It Hard To Grow Roses? Not If You Try Eco-Friendly Method.

FOURTH OF JULY – A Rose to Celebrate our Independence

Striped Red and White Rose Parentage: R. 'Roller Coaster' x R. 'Altissimo'. Fourth of July is a special day for our country. We celebrate our freedom that we cherish and that our veterans fought and died heroically and some are still fighting to preserve what we enjoy today. Won't it be nice to honor our … Continue reading FOURTH OF JULY – A Rose to Celebrate our Independence

CUPID, RED ROSE AND VALENTINE

 This month when we celebrate Valentine’s Day, it is interesting to note that the rose is not only a symbol of love but a symbol of discretion. Legend has it that Cupid gave a red rose to Harpocrates, the god of silence, to bribe him to secrecy over the dalliance of Venus and so the … Continue reading CUPID, RED ROSE AND VALENTINE