Roses take up a sizable chunk of real estate. They were the first plant I collected and hours were spent pouring through catalogs, lurking on internet Rose forums, making lists of those I had and those I wanted. Now I am deleting. There is still a want list, but it is small, and a new rose is only installed when an old one is removed. Today I dug up Austins 'Mary Rose', after many years of service she was about to become Dr Huey.
The yellow roses have become the majority. I am partial to them, and few yellows have been shown the door to the compost bin.
The excellent Molineaux, ridiculously prolific, not a black spot in sight.
Toulouse Lautrec. Black spot and vegetative centers are tolerated in view of the sunny color and the recurved form.
A week is a long time in gardening
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