The musings of a chef-caterer
turned estate gardener,
digging, pruning and
cultivating my way through a year in the garden
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The War of the Roses
In the Big House garden, we have a collection of about 25 "fancy" roses, separate from the various shrub roses, Knockouts, etc., that are in a few places around the property.
Between the cold weather of this past season and being back on a normal amount of rain this year, the roses have simply gone crazy! In the photo below, Graham Thomas, Abraham Darby, and the (beautifully colored) root stock of one of the Grahams that seems to have escaped pruning!
Here is a closeup of the Graham Thomas and that rootstock. I know the rose purists won't like this, but I think it's a pretty fabulous combo!