Hello fellow rose lovers, how are we surviving January so far? I’m posting this from snow-covered Pennsylvania, where great drifts are piling up against the door and we can’t shovel ourselves out fast enough before its builds up again. There are 52 days until spring. There are 52 days until spring. Just keep repeating and… Read More
This morning I dug out some photos I took last June of ‘Charles de Mills’, a hybrid Gallica rose growing in the Rose & Fragrance Garden at PSU. What you’re looking at here is 3 plants grouped in the shape of a triangle, but even singly these plants can get pretty sizable. They do tend… Read More
‘Tuscany Superb’ is one of those roses that breaks your heart it’s so lovely. Well, to me at least. I really am very enamored with Gallicas and this one is a beauty–well mannered with pretty foliage and luxurious blossoms that truly live up to it’s synonym: ‘The Velvet Rose’. Since where we are relocating seems… Read More
I’m so tickled to finally be able to share better photos of R. gallica ‘Officinalis’, better known as ‘Apothecary’s Rose’. She has taken to her new home in the ground quite nicely. Apart from that weird case of powdery mildew that she also had last spring, looks absolutely perfect and is blooming like crazy right… Read More
I was so excited when I purchased this rose 2 seasons ago. I think–well maybe it’s too early in my rose experimentation to say this but I will anyways–I think that Gallicas are my favorite class of roses. This particular rose has such a rich history attached to it that I was super pleased to… Read More
‘Rosa Mundi’ has been moved 4 times in our garden in the past 2 seasons but she’s been a really good sport about it. Gallicas are one of my favorite class of roses. These photos were taken at the end of last May. For more about this historical and beautiful rose, see this post HERE.
My love for Georges has not waned!