Happy ‘Memorial Day’

‘Memorial Day’ is an exceptionally fragrant hybrid tea that boasts lush blooms in shades of pink lavender.


Perennials Please!

With much anticipation, I long to adopt a few eye-appealing perennials into my family of rose bushes. Nestled within this city, my small urban rose garden will once more delightfully flourish! Soon my hybrid teas, climbers, shrubs, and drifts will swell with new growth as we dance away winter’s frigid blasts of crisp blunt air. As I await such new birth, I find myself perusing a few perennials in shades of blues and purples to (hopefully!) compliment my roses arrayed in yellows, pinks, peaches, corals, creams, and red. Thus far, here is my selection:


Delphinium (Larkspur) Purple Passion {photo credit: unknown}


Clematis Venosa Violacea {photo credit: unknown}


Campanula Bavarian Blue            {photo credit: unknown}

Harlow Carr (Aushouse) Harlow Carr with Lavender Hidcote Blue

Lavandula (Lavender) Hidcote Blue – The rose is David Austin’s “Harlow Carr”. {photo credit: unknown}

Do you have any of these in your garden? What perennials have you found to add interest and beauty to your roses?