dreaming of roses….

Living in the south, it is a well known fact that Gallica roses do not do all that well here.  Typically we go from a few days of lovely weather called “Spring” to all out hot Summer.  Gallica roses bloom one time for supposedly a long time. Well worth the space they take up in the garden. This is a risky rose for the South due to the shortened bloom cycle due to heat. I have had 2 gallica’s that have been less then stellar in my garden. This one below was supposedly “Tuscany Superb” but it is not. I had like 2 blooms on it last year. This is the 3 year in my garden and I finally have some Wow going on. I just don’t know if it is because of all of the rain post drought. Or the cool long Spring we are having. Not sure, but I am happy. I was going to shovel prune this one if it didn’t give me something.



  ~ a budded type view

   ~ combo view and it is very fragrant!


  ~ Marchesa Bocella it is a winner all the way.  Here is a bud view ~

  ~ and an open bloom. Very very fragrant and so pretty!

  ~ Field of the Woods, climbing rose.   The photo has it in a pinkish tint, but it is red, will need more time to study it, but looks like a winner!


3 thoughts on “dreaming of roses….

  1. Goodness…..I’ll be dreaming of your Roses 🙂

    Actually, I have one bush that’s behaving pretty good for the partial shade it endures. For Mother’s Day I will be getting a yellow climber of some sort and I will have a sunny place for it. YAY!

    ((hugs)) Rosie

  2. I just adore roses! I live in the midwest so I am trying to be patient awaiting my first blooms this year. 🙂

    Your pictures are great!

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