Pacific Horticulture | David Austin's English Roses for the West Coast
David Austin's English Roses have been in America for more than twenty years. One of the first areas to grow them was California, where two people were instrumental in spreading the word: Sharon Van Enoo (editor of the Potpourri of Roses) and Clair Martin (Curator of Rose and Perennial Gardens at the Huntington Botanical Gardens). ...
Seven tips for growing climbing roses
Few things make a garden look more romantic than a trellis dripping with opulent climbing roses. Local nurseries offer a number of old-fashioned types that are reliable on the Gulf Coast. Some varieties produce large single flowers, others offer up clusters of small jewels. The pretty flowers of repeat-blooming Noisettes, such as the apricot-clustered "Crepuscule," lemony-white "LaMarque," soft-pink and nearly thornless "Madame Alfred Carriere" and nearly thornless, peachy beauty "Reve d'Or,"