Suggested Roses for Landscape Uses
There are certainly many more roses that can be used other than the ones listed. The taller shrub and Old Garden roses (Approximately 5 feet or greater) can be used as hedges, screens, windbreaks, or sound barriers. Those smaller in height can be used as edging or foundation plants. Of course, if you want a small hedge, roses in the edging or foundation list could be used. These are grouped to include roses that vary in height from approximately 2-5 feet.
Memorial Rose-R. wichuraiana
F. J. Grootendorst
Climbing Cecile Brunner
Mme Isaac Pereire
Don Juan (Z8)
Fourth of July
Frau Dagmar Hastrup
Rosa gallica ‘Versicolor’
Souvenir de la Maimaison
Refer to the lists in the following books for more suggested roses for various landscapes uses:
All About Roses—Ortho Books
Antique Roses for the South by William C. Welch
As we enter winter, many gardeners consider this a less interesting outdoor season compared to the warmer spring and summer seasons. To add color, we depend on cool-season annuals like dianthuses, pansies, violas, and the various kales and cabbages. Of course, we’re also entering camellia season, but that’s really about it.
Although it’s only mid-November, poinsettias will be arriving very soon at garden centers -- some may have already arrived -- for the holiday and Christmas season. In many people’s minds, the traditional poinsettia color is red. And let’s face it: A red poinsettia is beautiful. My favorite continues to be the traditional red. But red is not the only color available.
I’ve always enjoyed the fall season in the landscape and garden. I find the moderating temperatures refreshing, which helps me get my second wind when taking care of gardening chores. Many of our summer annuals seem to feel the same way about the reinvigorating fall weather. In fact, I think these summer annuals actually look their best in the fall. There is no better example of this than zinnias grown in the fall.
The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, is most often associated with Thanksgiving. It is generally depicted with the fruits of harvest overflowing its horn-shaped form and serves as a reminder to be thankful and grateful. If you like do-it-yourself projects, making your own cornucopia is an easy project.
Now is the time to plant one of the great, classic cool-season annuals. While they have a dainty look, violas are tough plants that will perform through the fall, winter and into the spring landscape and garden seasons. Violas go by either of the botanical names Viola tricolor or Viola cornuta, but most gardeners I know call them by their common name, Johnny jump ups.