Category Archives: Roses

Posts about my roses

Decisions, Decisions

In totaling up the damage, I find myself becoming depressed and I'm left with a few decisions.  The backyard rose garden has only Heritage left alive.  Do I plant new roses in the spring or just rip out that entire … Continue reading

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Where Things Stand

Yes, I know I haven't posted the pictures yet.  Soon, soon.  Meantime, here is where things stand after the last two years.  In terms of the roses: Comte de Chambord — iffy at best Double Delight — both trees survived … Continue reading

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Has It Really Been Three Years?

Has it really been three years since I last posted here?  It seems that way.  As you can read in my other blog, I haven't been well.  And, given the harshness of the winter of 2013-2014, with so many plants … Continue reading

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A New Look

The Garden Journal has a new look!  Turns out that when WordPress upgraded to a new version, the old default theme stopped working properly, so I took the opportunity to apply a new theme and spruce things up a bit.  … Continue reading

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Web Site Updated

Just a quick note that my web site has been updated with all of the photos that I've taken so far this (very early) spring, more than one hundred of them.  You can always find the latest updates to the … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung!

I've been terribly remiss about keeping up the journal but have just had other things to keep me occupied these last few months.  I thought it was about time that I caught up, so this will cover a lot of … Continue reading

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Summertime!

Thus far, summer has been mild with lots of rain (one might say, too much rain).  All of the roses have bloomed, with Garden Party and Tropicana being the last.  I've been following my spraying regimen for the roses of … Continue reading

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses!

Most of the rest of the roses have bloomed over the Memorial Day weekend.  Of my 24 roses, now only Tropicana (facing dead north) and Garden Party (overshadowed by Louise Odier) have not yet bloomed.  They do have good growth … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Spring

We finally have some balance this year.  After an awful winter, the spring is wonderful, with plenty of rain, lots of sunshine, and now mild weather.  The garden has responded as one would expect, with a burst of growth, color, … Continue reading

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Still More Roses

Overnight, Double Delight, Fisherman's Friend, and Fragrant Lace have opened up their first blossoms and Zephirine Drouhin has started her spring flush. The white rhododendron has also gone from bud to bloom and the mock orange has bloomed.  Even better, … Continue reading

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