Objective and Design
This is a classic rose garden with four beds arranged in a circle around a center gazebo, enclosed within a picket fence with arbors for climbing roses at the ends of the four brick paths. The roses, which include climbers, standards (tree), hybrid, teas, grandifloras and floribundas are arranged by color, with the exception of a grouping of English roses of various colors. The purpose of this arrangement is to allow the public who may be looking for a particular color rose to see a selection in that color from which to choose. The roses were planted with correct spacing according to varietal size so that each bush stands alone and can be seen as an individual. All the roses are #1 (best quality) plants an are kept pruned and deadheaded to show them off at their best during the growing season. All roses are named.
The garden is intended to showcase roses and will be used to provide instruction on correct placement and best growing practices, along with pruning techniques.
2017 Winter Projects
We are also experimenting with cutting the canes to grow more upright than is normal. Usually roses are pruned so they become vase shaped with the center open, but since they grow so strongly in our great soil, we are trying to keep them growing more closely so we can get in to deadhead and provide more room around each plant.
Read more about Rose Garden projects here
Rose Garden Plant List
Here is a complete plant list for our Rose Garden
The Rose Garden is leafing out and the plants are pushing out buds. We are hoping many will be open for Plant Sale day. Here are some pictures from last years bloom. More to come this year!