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Must have roses & advice for newbies in zone 7


What roses do you recommend for newbies? Any starting out advice??

Hubby and I are new to rose gardening other than KnockOuts. I battle those back twice a year and I look like Swiss cheese afterward. Yes, they do very well.

We live in zone 7 and are planting all around our yard, but mainly in the fenced area around our pool. Deer and bunnies are an issue, but not in the fenced area. There's plenty of space and an assortment of shade/sun options.

So far we've gone quite a bit crazy on Heirloom Roses website. We've planted some in the ground and some in containers, including an old wheelbarrow.

Fragrance and continual or repeat bloomers are our top preferences. Also appreciate disease resistant varieties, but willing to put extra work in for the right plant.

TIA for your input! I'm loving researching everyone's rose experience/s on this forum.

-Shannon :-)

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