Despite the incredibly HOT weather in Alabama this week, I was able to dig three holes deep enough to get my new roses planted. This now brings my rose count to 45.
I planted the two “Mary Rose” – David Austin English Roses bushes out behind the fence along our back alley. From my reading and research on this rose, it is one of the most widely grown English roses. That it is among the first to bloom in the Spring and blooms regularly throughout the summer. It has beautiful pink blooms and a very nice fragrance. The bushes I purchased were in bud, below is a picture of one of the booms.
My love of history also drew me to this rose, as it is named after King Henry VIII’s flagship that was sank in 1545 and was recovered from sea after 400 years.
I had also bought a “Burgundy Iceberg”, which I planted among the irises along the side of our house. I needed a little TLC, I pruned it back significantly and will post pictures as soon as it produces a bloom.