The deer managed to leave Miss Alice alone so I was happy to add the sweet, peachy pink rose to this year’s English Rose bouquet.
Featuring anise-scented, white Fair Bianca, delicate Miss Alice, sweet Scepter’d Isle, bright pink Zephirine Drouhin and one we forget, possibly Queen of Sweden.
So beautiful, Julia! I can’t wait till roses open on my rose bushes here in England (I have two bushes in my garden) so I can see what they are. :)
Jeanette, how fortunate you are to see English roses in England! I’ve always wanted to visit the Chelsea Flower Show. For a country that seems to have so much rain, it’s amazing there are so many roses.
Thank you, bren.
Do you still grow them in Pots?
Alas, I lost my favorite Pat Austin when someone mistakenly mulched it with pine straw one year. In fact, that winter we lost at least 10 rose bushes because of the acid of the pine straw. I was so upset to discover that! I transplanted Miss Alice from a barrel on the deck to the patio area and it survived. Next spring, I will plant another Pat Austin with a Scepter’d Isle in one barrel on the deck. The mixture of coppers and pink will look beautiful together and the scent will be wonderful all summer. Scepter’d Isle does especially well here in the south.