Roses in the garden

On Order for 2021

The roses I’ve chosen are from David Austin Roses.  The company founded in the UK, also grows in the US for sale here.  While many Colorado nurseries may carry the roses, I’ve decided to try a bare-root mail order.

Claire Austin: This rose will climb the back fence or just might find itself on a new garden structure if I can talk the hubby into a new arbor.

Emily Brontë : This gorgeous rose will have the fragrance of an old english rose and will climb the hog fence at the garden gate.  This along with the Pink Lemonade Honey suckle – It will be a lovely site.


The rose garden I had has been scattered to the winds. Many never made it past their initial replanting in 2009.  A couple do perform beautifully every year, even in conditions that don’t promote much vigor.

  • Peace Rose is hybrid tea rose and only name I know. It sits in a pretty shady spot at the patio raised bed.  It does get watered via drip system and is given a bit of rose food at the beginning of growing season each year.
  • Knockout brand roses are bred to be absolutely hardy with little input. I have 3 out front that perform admirably.  Though they don’t have fragrance and tend to stay under 2′ tall.
  • The only rose to make it in the new rose bed is the yellow rose I call Cheery.  It will need some love from me this year to give it back some vigor it lost with drought in 2020.
  • Many other roses have died back and their stock below the tea hybrid graft grows instead of the hybrid.  Some can be quite pretty!



Wishlist Roses

Queen of Denmark plant with clematis integrifolia – ‘Twinkle’ which can be cut back to the ground for new growth.


A few places to see roses include :

Portland Rose Garden

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