June 12, 2023

Planting a New Rose Garden at My Farm

One thing I love is the intoxicating scent of a garden rose.

I hope you saw my latest episode of "Martha Gardens" exclusively on the Roku Channel. In the show, I share my tips for planning, planting, and caring for roses. Not long ago, I redesigned a new rose bed behind my main greenhouse. The area was previously planted with some rose varieties, foxglove, and lots of tulips, but we moved them and prepared the 68-foot by 30-foot space for three types of roses - floribunda, hybrid tea, and shrub roses - all with gorgeous color, form, and fragrance. The roses came from Danielle Hahn, author of the new book "The Color of Roses," published by Ten Speed Press. It was a big project, but our entire team worked together and got it done excellently.

Enjoy these photos.