I never thought of the phrase of seeing things with rose colored glasses as a negative thing–although I know it can have that meaning, someone being unrealistically optimistic perhaps. But as gardeners, we can’t help but being optimists, right? I mean, we often plant things that we know we will never see reach maturity as a… Read More
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‘William Shakespeare 2000’ was one of those roses we added last spring that were purchased from David Austin as own root and like ‘Wildeve’, ‘Winchester Cathedral’ and a few others it didn’t really take off for us, unlike ‘Jude the Obscure’ which was also planted own-root but grew and flowered beautifully. However, spindly growth and… Read More