As I strolled through our rose garden this morning I began to realize just how many different varieties of Weeks Roses we have in our garden. Weeks is legendary in the rose industry bringing us the sumptuous blooms of ‘Julia Child’. This magnificent floribunda is in flower from April till November in our Alabama garden.
Miniature roses are a favorite in our house and the contrast of color on ‘Warm & Fuzzy’ is amazing.
‘Heartbreaker’ is another Weeks introduction that has been a real winner for us. This photo was featured in the 2012 American Rose Society Calendar
One Hybrid tea that produces a load of blooms all season long in our garden is ‘Moonstone”
Week’s Grandifloras are outstanding in many way. Our shrub of “Dream Come True” provides a multitude of beautiful blooms. This rose is dear to me having been hybridized by a back yard gardener just like me…
The other grandiflora from Week’s that has captured our heart and the hearts of thousands who listen to Rose Chat Radio each week is “Cherry Parfait”. Little did I know when I captured this shot of this rose in 2011 that it would become the background for our popular podcast on rose gardening. We had the pleasure of interviewing Karen Kemp-Docksteader on the new 2013 Weeks introductions. Listen to that broadcast here
This just scratches the surface on the Weeks Roses that grow in our garden. We purchase many of our Weeks roses from S & W Greenhouse. They ship bareroot in late February and are an excellent source for grade #1 roses. Check them out.
We’ll cover some more in my next post. Stay Tuned!