Two new roses this year:
We’ll see how these work out. I haven’t tried too many roses, my yard is very shady (not to mention small) and the landscaping work I’ve been doing hasn’t made any high maintenance shrubs or perennials practical (upcoming Hydrangea post will cover one moderate maintenance shrub that I grow for the leaves – it’s a zone 6 and will grow and flower in a sheltered spot in zone 5 but in an exposed spot like I have it it will likely only just survive by dying back and coming up from the roots but I’m getting off topic) though I’ve wanted one or two around for a while now. on top of these two new roses I’m also growing a red carpet rose which is doing extremely well without any work at all (I wish I still had the tag!) likely because it’s sheltered and gets a good deep snow cover that sticks around all winter.
I do not claim to be any sort of rose expert but I’m hoping these work out as well as my carpet rose and that I’ll find myself with enough sun and enough space to get to know these a little better someday. Next post will likely cover a more shade tolerant plant so I’ll have a little more to say.