March 14, 2011

News From David Austin Roses!!!

One thing I simply love is the intoxicating scent of a garden rose and especially if it’s an English rose.  Perhaps you saw my television show recently, when Senior Rosarian, Michael Marriott, of the prestigious company, David Austin Roses, came to visit.  Gardeners everywhere know rose hybridizer David Austin for his English roses, which combine the forms and fragrances of old roses with the color range and repeat blooms of modern roses.  Michael shared the exciting news that David Austin’s cut English roses, bred especially for the vase, are now available for mail order in the United States!  Michael shared some of his favorite varieties of these beautiful specimens with us.  He also demonstrated and gave some tips for planting rose bushes in the garden.  I was fortunate to take the demo bushes home with me.  However, it’s still winter and Shaun, my gardener, had to figure out what to do with the bare root plants until they can be placed in their new home in my garden.