January’s Celebration of Roses


Here in the N Hemisphere, we celebrate a month of roses in June, which makes sense since they tend to look their best then. But between you and me, I’m very busy in June not just thinking of roses, but enjoying them, live and in person. A celebration of roses in June is all very […]

Growing ‘Lady of Shalott’ David Austin Rose

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In this brief time I’ve been blogging about roses, I’ve made two general observations: One, people lose their minds over David Austin roses (with good reason!) and Two, especially if it’s Abraham Darby. You know I love Abe as much as the next gal, and I’ve been heartbroken over the fact I simply could not […]

Introducing ‘Strawberry Hill’ David Austin Rose

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I don’t think there is a happier color in the world than pink. Especially the perfect shade of strawberry-pink like that of Austin’s ‘Strawberry Hill’ rose, actually named for Horace Walpole’s Gothic Castle in Twickenham. Introduced in 2006 (Registration name: Ausrimini), ‘Strawberry Hill’ has very full, very large blossoms borne in generous clusters. The scent […]