I took a walk in the garden yesterday and shot some photos in the Instagram app. Most of my peonies are on the wane, but caught a pic or two of them along with some old roses. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ // ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Visit Ilona's Garden Journal on facebook: Click here © 2014 written for Ilona's Garden Journal by Ilona E. An excellent blog. … [Read more...] about Instagram Walk
Fragrant and Hardy Roses for the Garden
I want roses to be hardy enough for Ohio winters, and to fill a summer garden with their fragrance. I've grown many roses, but only a few stand up to the difficult tests of a rural garden in Ohio.
Finally. Cold weather disappeared and things are blooming. Therese Bugnet I cut these roses down to the ground last fall due to dieback. They are sprouting up and blooming. Rugosa roses are usually very resistant to rose ailments. Except for being a bit chlorotic due to the uneven moisture levels this year, they are doing well. I expect that they will reach their 5-6 foot … [Read more...] about Blooming In The Garden
I know many of you have done this, too, so I don't feel quite so guilty. So many times I know better, but I can't resist nature, not of plants or my own at times. We are past the season of planting roses... the heat of summer is coming, but a beautiful rose plant was on sale. Forget the fact that you have no real place prepared for it, or even a vague idea of where to put it, it was a beautiful … [Read more...] about Where Should I Plant This Rose?
::repost::I can't wait until I get to smell the roses again.Paul Neyron, is an old fashioned rose. But nobody tells you that after heat, heavy rains, and the rest of the roses bloomtime being just about over and this guy is looking perfect and fresh as any super suave gentleman might. A real stand out in a garden filled with literally hundreds of rose varieties.[Thérèse Bugnet rose bush.]For June … [Read more...] about Roses Scenting the Air
This park is included in my top 10 garden destinations for the Central Ohio area with good reason. Why? Take a look at the collages and let me tell you the story. My parents took me to this park when I was a little child more than fifty years ago now, and in a way, we have grown up together. The formal opening of the Columbus Park of Roses was in June, 1953. The park seemed to have a role in many … [Read more...] about Whetstone Park of Roses
While perusing old garden links I came upon this page of rose advice. While spring is a better time for planting roses in this part of the country, advice is welcome at any time, and you might live in a climate where fall planting is fine for roses. The advice attached to the above illustrations is as follows:(Figure 1) Lift out enough soil to allow roots to spread naturally in the hole (1 foot … [Read more...] about Expert Rose Advice
The Whetstone Park of Roses is a very large rose display. As a park, it is one I have visited all throughout my 56 year lifespan, so I have seen it change and noted the development of it. I don't think I have ever seen it look better than it does now. The heirloom rose display is among the newer portions, although it has been in place for a number of years now. Located at the endpoint on a … [Read more...] about Heirloom Roses in June
Just a note: Took a short trip to the Rose garden in town before making the rounds of graduation parties. It was a lovely time in the rose garden, but my camera lost battery power way too soon. I bought an extra on the way home and will take a second trip later this week. The roses were in full bloom, it was a sight! I was more interested in getting pictures of the heirloom roses but it was … [Read more...] about Went to the Rose Garden
The upper set are all of Blanc Double de Coubert rose. Middle picture is of Charles de Mills Rose, lower left is the Eglantine type, and lower right is the Thérèse Bugnet rose. Technorati Tags: heirloom roses, … [Read more...] about Old Rose
Thank you, whoever ordered A Year of Roses! It reminded me to take time soon to visit Whetstone Park of Roses, soon. Last year I went at a time when the heirloom roses were over and I would really like some pictures of them. I grow a few here, but I have them scattered about and would rather create more of a feature of them. Each year I try to grow them from cuttings like my mother did so … [Read more...] about Roses in June
Above is a picture of the Niobe clematis as it was just coming into bloom. Before the mowing enthusiasts.Not everyone likes the magenta color of the Hansa rose, but it is hardy as all get-out and smells very sweet. It also has beautiful rosehips.These sweet little campanulas are thriving tucked under the rock. … [Read more...] about Some Flowers from the June Garden
Most of them died due to freak climate smackdowns, but still. I changed my gardening practices a few years after moving to this windy prairie environment, and I have some crazy holdouts in my garden... if I grow a rose here it will survive just about anything. But loving roses, I tried valiantly for years to grow -and lose- so many lovely roses. Thinking about this...thus started my decline. It … [Read more...] about Depressing Exercise: Count the Roses You Killed