More Beautiful Roses

City of San Francisco roses, June 3, 2008Christopher Marlowe roseGranada roseSome people like simple elegance in a garden. For me, you can never get too much of a good thing! My roses have been especially generous this season with their blooms.  Clockwise:

(1) Christopher Marlowe – this is a David Austin rose, or English rose. What’s great about this rose is that it is so productive. Many compact, many-petaled roses cover this plant throughout the season. It has a mild fragrance. It’s a truly lovely shade of pink.

(2) City of San Francisco – a beautiful floribunda rose that repeatedly produces heavy bouquets of deep red roses. No fragrance, though. I’ve highlighted this rose in a previous post, but I love it so well that I enjoy posting its images as often as possible! For this rose, since it’s such a heavy producer, it looks especially beautiful and dramatic when planted with other heavy-producing plants such as dwarf salvia and alstromeria (Peruvian lily), as pictured.

(3) Granada – this is a beautiful hybrid rose with a sweet fragrance. The various colors within this rose are exquisite. I’d rescued this and 7 other rose plants (of different varieties) from the discount rack last month. Apparently, they had all been been dead-headed and the staff thought that these otherwise healthy and productive plants were not worth much. Happily, more flower buds are waiting to bloom in all 8 plants!

CONSUMER ALERT UPDATE: Reports are that alstromeria or Peruvian lily is poisonous  if ingested. More information on toxic plants can be found here:

http://www.calpoison.org/hcp/KNOW%20YOUR%20PLANTS-plant%20list%20for%20CPCS%2009B.pdf

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