Thursday, February 26, 2009
Roses are pink and Tips on Growing Beautiful Roses #3
I'm fond of fresh fresh pink roses, pink roses with strong fragrance in the garden always get my attention, you could say I'm naturally drawn to them. The St. Cecilia blooms(David Austin rose) are in the most gorgeous freshest shade of pink at the moment. Depending on the time of year, they sometimes can appear to be a light apricot colour, but my bush has been producing light pink flowers most of the time, which I'm pleased with. St. Cecilia is one of my favourite David Austin roses, she is around 1.5 to 2 m and so she's quite a tall grower. I like the way she's able to keep her shape well in that she doesn't get lanky or leggy with her branches and she flowers non-stop in the flowering season, the shapely cupped blooms are with many petals. Her scent is strong and old rose, a very beautiful fragrance I assure you. She is highly recommended if you like a fresh pink rose with a heavenly scent. Another good David Austin rose is Abraham Darby. I love Abraham Darby for his many petalled look and his colour. The scent is also lovely and strong. His blooms are large and heavy. My experience with Abraham Darby is that he needs good pruning to guide the way the bush grows. He doesn't just keep his bush round like St. Cecilia does. However, that can be a nice feature which makes it all the more attractive and cottagy in appearance.St. Cecilia (light pink), Abraham Darby (apricot pink) and Sir Edward Elgar (hot pink) Tips on Growing Beautiful Roses #3--You need a good sunny spot for your roses to reach their potential and to do well. Roses generally need at least 6 hours of sunshine per day and if the spot you're planning to plant roses in is a shady one, you'll be better off planting Azaleas, Camelias and Hydrangeas there! Enjoy your weekend, my lovely Blogville friends.