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I’ve read a lot, but have little practical experience. I’ve been slowly remaking my weedy front yard into a cottage garden, and am coming to appreciate how much time a good garden takes and how large a smallish front yard is when you have to turn over and fortify all of the soil in it.

I’m getting a bit better an more knowlegeable about rose growing and am hoping to get into propagation and trade. Here are the roses I currently grow:

Frau Karl Druschki (came with house)
Scentimental (July 2001, died winter 2003 - replaced by Vick’s Caprice)
Betty Boop (June 2002, died winter 2003, not dead after all June 2004)
Carefree Delight (June 2002)
Love and Peace (June 2002, severe winter dieback winter 2003)
Heart & Soul (April 2003, severe winter dieback winter 2003)
Marinette (Own root baby May 2003)
Mme. Pierre Oger ( " )
Gingersnap (June 2003, died winter 2003, not dead after all June 2004)
Liebeszauber (June 2003)
Purple Tiger (June 2003, died winter 2003, replaced by Mountain Music)
Felicia (July 2003, died spring 2004, to be replaced by Jens Munk)
Tausendschon (July 2003)
Honorine de Brabant (Own root baby July/August 2003, died spring 2004, to be replaced spring 2005)
Distant Drums (August 2003, severe winter dieback winter 2003)
Guinevere (August 2003, died winter 2003, replaced by Singin’ in the Rain)
Seashell (August 2003, died winter 2003, replaced by Chihuly)
Bewitched (September 2003)
Mutabilis (September 2003, died winter 2003, replaced by Peace)
Pat Austin (September 2003, died winter 2003, to be replaced soon)
Darlow’s Enigma (own root baby October 2003, died winter 2003)
Alain Blanchard (March 2004)
Vick’s Caprice (March 2004)
Chihuly (April 2004)
Singing in the Rain (April 2004)
Buff Beauty (April 2004)
Commandant Beaurepair (April 2004)
Heritage (April 2004)
Lady Penzance (April 2004)
Madame Plantier (April 2004)
Mountain Music (April 2004)
Rostock (April 2004)
Souvenir du Dr. Jamain (April 2004)
Westerland (April 2004)
Seattle Scentsation (April 2004)
Soroptimist International (April 2004)
Peace (May 2004)
Variegata di Bologna (May 2004)
Winchester Cathdral (May 2004)
Alba Semi-plena (June 2004)
Linda Campbell (June 2004)
R. primula (June 2004)
Rosa Mundi (June 2004)
Lafter (June 2004)
Cardinal Hume (July 2004)
Livin’ Easy (July 2004)
Marchesa Bocella (July 2004)
Morden Ruby (July 2004)
Basye’s Blueberry (on order for spring)
Marie Pavie (on order for spring)

Roses I hope to add but haven’t actually bought yet:

A Shropshire Lass
Awakening
Ballerina *
Canary Bird
Cape Cod
Celestial
Darlow’s Enigma *
Flora McIvor
Jens Munk *
La Belle Sultane
Lovely Fairy *
Lyda Rose
Mary Rose
Meg Merrilees
Molineaux
Paul Shirville
Purple Heart *
Rosarium Uetersen
etc. and very subject to change
(* = to be bought as soon as I run across one)

And if anyone has a mimosa seedling they don’t want, I’ll cheerfully take it off your hands!

I live in: United States

My zone is: z6 southern MA

My favorite forum 1 is Antique Roses.

My favorite forum 2 is Rose Gallery.

First registered on May 16, 2003 .