I guess I have read too many English gardening books this summer, I have been fixating on David Austin roses this summer. Jim, the Gaudy Gardener called it “rose fever”, I think! Anyway, Tina made another trip to Nashville over the weekend. I convinced her to go by S & W Greenhouse, in White House, TN while she was there. If you know Tina, you know that shopping is her thing, even if that means traipsing through steaming hot greenhouses! With me yapping in one ear on her cell and the owner of the greenhouse in her other ear, we were able to select 4 more David Austin Roses for our garden.
This brings our total rose count to 49. I have space for one raised bed alongside the one I built this spring. I plan to fill this bed with exhibition hybrid teas. After that, my little garden will be full. (at least until I have that cherry blossom tree removed thats shading my last available plot of ground)
2 Benjamin Britten Rose Shrubs
1 L. D. Braithwaite Rose Shrub
(I wanted 3, but alas; only one remained)
(This bush has a few blooms, I could not help snapping a photo of one!)
I think I am going to plant this one in the iris bed with the “Burgundy Iceberg”.
This brings my overall David Austin rose count up to 7.