Early this spring I made an impulse purchase. This purchase is mainly based on the fact that locally it is very difficult to find roses other than landscape roses. While I love landscape roses, I also love hybrids. So, when I stumbled upon hybrid roses at a local garden center I went a little crazy. I picked up two roses without really checking them out as I usually do. The tag said “beautiful, red and fragrant”–what else did I need to know. Actually I NEEDED to know that they are not suited to my zone at all.
Had I done a bit more diggin’ into these roses, I would not have purchased them AND I would have missed these beautiful blooms. Just as the tag said, they are “beautiful and red,” but I am sad to say there is no fragrance. They are so “beautiful and red” that I am willing to forgive them for not being fragrant. And, I promise to dress them extra warm with fingers crossed before winter comes.
Meet Janice Kellogg, a floribunda from the house of Meilland…
Do you every buy on impulse? You can be honest with me!