Monday, April 6, 2009

Braggin' rights roses

It doesn't get any better than this! This bloom is from Belinda's Dream. I think we'll keep this rose. If this is what it does the first year, I can't wait to see it in a couple more. If you want a big, medium pink, fragrant flower that is also good for cutting, then you can't go wrong with Belinda's Dream. Add to that resistance to blackspot and you have a rose made for the South. It's listed as an Earthkind rose - a designation given to virtual carefree roses. Fear not my Northern friends, this one is listed as hardy to zone 5, so you can grow it too. Highly recommended.

If you look back in my blog you will see other pictures of Abraham Darby. Here's yet another pic of him. Listed as an "English" type rose, this one is an orangey-pink. The smell is out of this world and the plant gets big. These blooms are huge and the plant is covered with them. My plant is 3 years old and blooms in flushes from now till frost. Blackspot gives this one real problems in the summer, but the blooms are worth it. I frequently cut some blooms for this house off of this one. If you follow this blog, prepare yourself to see pics of old Abe pretty often.


Phillip said...

Just beautiful. I have both roses but 'Belinda's Dream' just won't grow for me. Perhaps I should move it. 'Abraham Darby' is a favorite. Love that fragrance!

Davy Barr said...

Phillip, maybe you just have a bad Belinda's Dream plant or it's in a bad spot. I can't imagine it doing badly for you. It pretty much gets rave reviews from everyone in the South.

Sweet sad rose said...

Davy Barr, your garden is so beautiful. How do you do this?! The roses are lovely indeed. Looking forward to the next installment of your blog! Love both of your roses featured in this post. Thanks.