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Where To Buy Garden Roses

'Belinda's Blush' is a color sport of one of our favorite roses, 'Belinda's Dream'. Similar in size and growth habit, this rose offers fragrant, full blooms of a light, creamy pink that are excellent for cutting. Canes free of thorns are always appreciated.

where to buy garden roses

'Coles Settlement' is a large six-foot shrub that exhibits single white flowers that can reach four inches across in cool weather. Flowers are followed by large orange hips in the fall. This is a wonderful rose to plant where you can enjoy its reflective flowers at dusk or on moonlit evenings. Coles Settlement was one of the earliest communities in Independence, TX. (circa 1820).

'Thomas Affleck' was bred at our nursery and named in honor of a notable 19th century nurseryman who had a nursery just a few miles from ours. The intensely cerise pink, semi-double blooms make a bold statement in the garden. It is a wonderful specimen for a mixed planting or large container and is useful near a walkway where its fragrance and thornless nature can be appreciated.

Also known as species roses, these roses are low-maintenance shrubs as compared to other garden roses. They can tolerate some shade and even poor-quality soil. They usually have one full flush bloom annually.

Any rose variety that existed before 1867 falls into the classification of an old garden rose. These include Old Garden Climbing, Gallicas, Centifolia, Alba, Moss, Rambler, Portland, Damask, hybrid perpetual, and tea groups.

Roses are best planted in the spring after the last frost. You can also plant them in the fall at least six weeks before the first frost. Planting garden roses early in the fall gives the roots enough time to get established before the plant goes dormant for winter.

When arranging your old garden roses, trim as much off the bottom as you can at a 45-degree angle while it is still submerged in water. Remove all of the leaves that would be under water as this will lead to rot.

At Peter Beales our ambition is to offer a specialist rose and plant centre that sells the widest range of finest quality roses and other plants including shrubs and herbaceous stock. Nestled in the heart of the Peter Beales magnificent two acre display gardens, the plant centre has almost doubled in size over the last two years, with an ever-increasing range of plants.

The Rosarium restaurant can be found within the Peter Beales Garden Centre in Attleborough, Norfolk and provides diners with a peaceful and idyllic place to relax and enjoy a bite to eat with views looking out onto our stunning rose gardens.

Species roses are becoming a more and more popular choice in our gardens, but what exactly is a species rose? They are best described as wild or pure roses of natural origin, with mostly single flowers. Originating from all around the northern hemisphere, many date back to ancient history and are the ancestors that all modern roses originated from. Rose petals and leaves from species roses have even been known to have been found in tombs belonging to ancient Egyptians. Used within garlands, which would have been worn by loved ones, these were then left in the tombs with the bodies.

Whilst many people think of June as being the month for roses, September can actually be almost as productive. This is the time that the majority of repeat flowering varieties will produce their second flush of flowers, bringing your garden back to life with a riot of colour in late summer. Flowers produced later in the season can often be stronger and more vibrant in colour than they were in early summer as well, adding further to the enjoyment of the second flush from repeat flowering roses. This is because flowers produced in June can become slightly bleached by the intensity of the scorching mid-summer sun, whereas come September the days and nights have started to become a little cooler, therefore allowing your roses to produce their flowers with more vivid, truer colours. Although your roses will most likely produce slightly fewer flowers for the second flush than they did early in the season.

These deluxe blooms fill the room with stunning fragrance, unique form, and old-world elegance. Each day brings exciting changes as they open up to the world. Because they are shipped directly from the farm, these delicate blooms have an extended vase life not typical with garden roses. You will not find these stunning garden roses in mainstream commercial outlets.

Angel Gardens: Owner Pam Greenewald specializes in rare and unique antique roses as well as modern roses. Inventory changes daily, so if you see a rose is out of stock give Pam a call. Alachua, Florida, 352 359-1133,

Burlington Rose Nursery: This is my go-to nursery for many of the heritage roses that I grow. Their site is under construction at the moment, but a quick call to Burling for her rose list is all you need to get started. Roses on their own roots are sold in bands and gallons. Visitors are welcome by appointment only, 24865 Rd 164, Visalia, CA 93292, 559 747-3624,

Heirloom Roses: Own-root, container grown English Legend, hybrid teas, floribundas, landscape roses, miniatures, climbers, David Austin, old garden roses, Buck roses, and Heirloom's own varieties. St. Paul, Oregon, 800 820-0465,

Regan Nursery: One of the largest mail order suppliers of Grade #1 bare root roses in North America. I have shopped their vast and thrilling collection, in person, for years. Fremont, California, 510 797-3222,

Rogue Valley Roses: 1,500 rose varieties from all classes include Paul Barden exclusives. There are also roses from the Ashdown Collection, the Fineschi garden, Ralph Moore, Kordes, and Delbard. They ship their entire stock of roses, grown from cuttings, on their own roots, year-round, in three pot sizes. Medford, Oregon, 541 535-1307,

Rose Petals Nursery: This mail order nursery specializes in old garden roses grown on their own roots in one-gallon pots. The Bermuda Mystery Roses are also available here. Newberry, Florida, 352 215-6399,

Roses Unlimited: Their rose collections list includes roses hybridized by Viru Viraraghavan. All roses are on their own roots. There are no pictures, but never fear, just go to to search for information on any rose you are interested in. Laurens, South Carolina, 864 682-7673,

There are more than 200 species of roses and 20,000 man-made hybrids. The flavors of rose petals run the gamut from totally flavorless to bitter, sour to sweet, slightly spicy to herbal and apple to minty. With all the roses to choose from, how do you pick those to eat?

First, seek out the white beach rose Rosa rugosa alba. It is the most delicious rose, with Rosa rugosa coming in a strong second. Many old roses are delicious. Try Damask roses (Rosa damascena) and Apothecary rose (Rosa gallica).

As tempting as it may be, never accept a rose (for culinary purposes) from another garden unless you are 110% sure that the flower was grown organically. Even with organic controls, I like to wait several days after application of an organic product before harvesting roses. Rinse them well before using.

I like to combine one edible roses recipe with others. This is the second of three recipes that, when combined, results in a truly memorable dining experience. (See below for the recipe for Ginger Rose Vinaigrette.)

Mix all ingredients except rose petals together. For best flavor, refrigerate for at least several hours before serving. Serve on a bed of rose petals, atop a bed of dark green or red leaf lettuce. Cream-colored roses look especially elegant.

CAUTION: Please eat only roses that have been grown organically. Do not eat roses from a florist. When you buy a rose shrub, remove all soil before planting it in your garden. Then, wait until next year to eat the petals. Read the 10 Commandments of Edible Flowers for more safety tips.

Most roses grow quite well in warm climates, roughly zones 7 to 11. But when you shop for roses, you might find that a rose lists only a single hardiness zone. A rose rated for zone 5, for example, is understood to be suitable from zone 5 to zones 10 or 11. However, when a rose has heat limitations, it will usually carry a full zone range, such as "zones 5 to 8." If you don't see a range of zones, you can assume that the rose is suitable down to the southern end of the USDA zone map. 041b061a72


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