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Plantidote of the Day 2011-08-11

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last of the roses

Rosa

Roses at the end of summer

Random roses from a nearby garden, still magnificent, even if they are a little past their prime. I love late bloomers. As long as they're around, winter isn't. So at least we've got that going for us for a little while longer ;-)

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Submitted by insanelysane on

Roses are the most interesting family of plants. It never get old and always something new in roses going on .

My personal rose love affair goes toward the Old Garden Roses.
They are lush and abundant and come with a history .

But one modern rose that has everything going for it
is is a Floribunda rose called Gruss an Aachen.

Compact, great foliage, fabulous blush to soft apricot multiple bloom per stem.
Doesn't mind a little shade.

I'm not sure how to post a photo of Gruss an Aachen here, so
look it up. It's a charmer.

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Submitted by insanelysane on

Such beautiful pictures. Thanks for that, twig. They make my mouth water.
It is the best rose I grow. And, I started some from 4" cuttings last fall and they now are lovely little bushes and starting to bloom.
Own root roses are so much better than grafted roses.