Roses have long been the passion of gardeners
worldwide. Roses date back 40 million years, before gardeners even existed. The
love affair began centuries ago when gardeners simply fell in love with the flowers.
Roses have an irresistible combination of elegance and charm. In Greece, the rose
acquired a powerful mystique. The Rose became the inspiration for magnificent
stained glass windows of European cathedrals. And it was under the Tudors that
the Rose officially became England's national flower. This sensual appeal of
has made them the world's most popular ornamental plant.
This page showcases the roses we
grow in our gardens. I selected them for color and hue, then for fragrance, and
winter hardiness. There are various types to satisfy every need (climbers,
floribundas, shrub roses and teas). We started with two, the wonderfully fragrant
yellow Sun Sprite and the incredible Jane Austin, a lovely apricot-peach color with the
signature ruffled blossoms, tightly cupped. She blooms profusely all
Today we have an assortment of thirty roses that grace our gardens, reigning over various cottage garden
beds, many purchased from the Ridge Road Garden Center in Pine Grove, CA.
They select the finest that Jackson Perkins and Weeks roses have to offer. For centuries Roses have been used for medicinal, herbal and culinary purposes
and are so magnificent, deserving of the extra care they dictate. The Queen of Flowers,
with her velvety texture, rich color and divine fragrance, has touched my heart
forever. Click here to view video
With a short, relatively warm winter in the foothills, the roses
were just amazing!! Full, rich colors, heady fragrance, this was a most fantastic time for roses. The glorious
blooms are plentiful, their pulsing, living colors surpassed only by their magnificent
fragrance! Every single one is dazzling with incredible beauty. The
sun-kissed hue of their throats within each perfect cup can launch the sweetest poetry,
and move the sternest heart. There is a singular epitome of the most majestic garden
flower and that is The Rose!
Many varieties are putting on a second show of blooms. Many will continue blooming into
Fall, such as Sea Shell, Hans Rugosa, Iceberg, Sunset Celebration, Ultimate Pink, Henry Fonda,
Roundelay, and Jane
Austin. Spent rose petals gently flutter to the ground, spreading their
loveliness, as a cloak, beneath the Rose, caressing her limbs in their descent. Even in her glory days,
the Rose has
an inner glow, a royal bearing, that carries her from sunrise to sunset, always the
Queen of the Garden!
Visit these excellent sites on the care and keeping of roses.
Perfumery & Gardens
Jackson & Perkins
Your Rose Questions Answered
Sincere Thanks to 'Timeless Roses' for permission to use their copyrighted
rose photographs. Please do not take these pictures unless you have requested and
received permission to do so.
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