Rose Buzz: It’s Officially Rose Season

Rose Buzz_7_whiteRose season is officially here in my garden and in the rose world at large (see rose calendar below).

The rugosas are exploding, so the fireworks are on as I have quite a few to explode! 🙂

Harrison’s Yellow is still adding the sunshine and new roses are opening every day. That is something to buzz about!

Other roses taking off …

Honey Bun … Proven Winner OSO Easy Series

Honey Bun
Honey Bun

Smoothie … Proven Winner’s OSO Happy Series

Smoothie behind Double Red Knockout
Smoothie in front of a Red Double Knockout

Little Mischief … This rose is from the Easy Elegance collection from Ping Lim. This small shrub is covered in blooms!

Little Mischief Up Close
Little Mischief Up Close

Madame Hardy: Damask

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COMING SOON TO THE GARDEN…

Celsiana (Damask prior to 1750) … This is a very large shrub just full of buds and ready to explode any day now. The fragrance of this rose is over the top! It is a one-time bloomer, but soooo worth it.

Celsiana
Celsiana

Lady Salisbury (David Austin) … Look at all those buds! I just cannot wait to see the delicate blooms of this rose. Hopefully, I will have pictures to share in a few days.

Lady Salisbury
Lady Salisbury

Felicite Parmetier (Alba 1830s) … This is another one-time bloomer but the fragrance is out of this world!

Felicite Parmentier
Felicite Parmentier

ROSE CALENDAR:

Biltmore Rose Trials … Who will be the winner?

The Biltmore International Rose Trial is coming up next weekend! I have the honor of being a judge for the wonderful event under the direction of Paul Zimmerman. For more on the rose trials, read on here.

Click on any of the pictures in this group to start the gallery feature.

If you are going to be at the Biltmore next weekend, let me know so we can meet up. The Rose Chat crew will be there and we’d love to see you.

The Rose Chat Crew checking out the winners.
The Rose Chat Crew checking out the winners.

 INDIANAPOLIS ROSE SOCIETY MEETINGS
(All meetings are open to the public and we’d love to see you there!)

JUNE MEETINGS

SAT, JUNE 20, 4 PM
PROGRAM: Mark Nolen—Preparing Roses for a Rose Show
Mark, winner of numerous rose show awards including last year’s Queen of Show, will take us through the steps he takes to get his roses ready for a rose show. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Mark and Cathy’s beautiful garden.
POP BOTTLE DISPLAY: Bring your roses for “show and tell.”

SAT, JUNE 27 / 5 pm
GARDEN TOUR / PITCH-IN: Nick & Anne Stanley
A wonderful opportunity to see one of the areas most beautiful gardens.
POP BOTTLE DISPLAY: Bring your roses for “show and tell.”

NATIONAL CONFERENCES…

ARS SPRING NATIONAL AND MINI NATIONAL CONFERENCE & ROSE SHOW
2015ARSLogoSimpleSing a Song of Roses
June 11 – 14
Columbus, Ohio
Details here.

 

1432144247156ARS FALL NATIONAL CONFERENCE & ROSE SHOW
Roses in a New York State of Mind
September 10-13
Syracuse, NY
Details here.
The Rose Chat crew plans to attend!

More on the American Rose Society here.


JUNE IS NATIONAL ROSE MONTH…

On November 20, 1986 President Ronald Reagan signed a resolution making the rose the national floral emblem at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden…

“Americans have always loved the flowers with which God decorates our land. More often than any other flower, we hold the rose dear as the symbol of life and love and devotion, of beauty and eternity. For the love of man and woman, for the love of mankind and God, for the love of country, Americans who would speak the language of the heart do so with a rose.”

What’s the ROSE BUZZ in your world this week?

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6 thoughts on “Rose Buzz: It’s Officially Rose Season

      1. then next rose will be harrisons yellow. my rambler did really well, minimal protection and it is thriving, it has a french name, cant even spell it let alone pronounce it.lol ordered another one.
        thanks for the reply. the more we share the more we can enjoy.

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