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Suggested Roses for Landscape Uses

Drawing of blooming rosesThere 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.

Ground Cover

Rosy Carpet
Red Carpet
Memorial Rose-R. wichuraiana
China Doll
Ferdy
Electric Blanket
Baby Blanket
Magic Blanket
Red Ribbons
Sun Runner
Flower Carpet™

 

Hedge/Screen/Windbreak/Sound Barrier

Carefree Beauty™
Constance Spry
F. J. Grootendorst
Gertrude Jekyll
Golden Wings
Penelope
Robin Hood

 

Trellis/Pergola/Arbor

Climbing Cecile Brunner
Mme Isaac Pereire
Lady Banks
Blush Noisette
Altissimo
America
Handel
Blaze
Dortmund
Don Juan (Z8)
Sally Holmes
New Dawn
Joseph’s Coat
Fourth of July
Sombreuil
Zepherine Drouhin

 

Edging/Foundation

Carefree Wonder™
Carefree Delight®
Cecile Brunner
China Doll
Fair Bianca
Frau Dagmar Hastrup
Hansa
Knockout
Morden Blush
Simplicity
Red Meidland™
Rosa gallica ‘Versicolor’
The Fairy
Souvenir de la Maimaison
Gourmet Popcorn
Hot Tamale

 

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
Drawing of roses in a basket

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Filed Under: Flower Gardens September 20, 2021

I took time to just enjoy my home landscape this last weekend. I put off chores just to take a look at some of my solid garden performers. Here’s what I observed. Coleus has become one of my go-to plants for looking great all summer and still going deep into the fall. Nobody can get bored with its kaleidoscope of colors and various leaf shapes.

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Filed Under: Flower Gardens September 13, 2021

Lately, I’ve been browsing through gardening social media pages, and I’ve noticed lots of questions about this shrub that seems to have appeared out of nowhere with its beautiful purple berries. I love when people notice our native Callicarpa americana for the first time. Its common name,  American beautyberry, makes sense once you have seen the plant.

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Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Cut Flowers and Houseplants, Flower Gardens, Herb Gardens, Vegetable Gardens September 13, 2021

The 2021 Fall Flower & Garden Fest will return to an in-person event but will be modified because of the persistently high number of COVID-19 cases. The fest will be held 9 a.m. to noon daily Oct. 4-8 at the Mississippi State University Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station in Crystal Springs.

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Filed Under: Flower Gardens September 3, 2021

My favorite plants for the fall season are crotons. These beauties have some of the boldest and brightest foliage found in garden centers. Their warm foliage colors of bright yellow, red and orange shades are perfect for autumnal decorations and displays

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Filed Under: Flower Gardens August 30, 2021

As I wrote this column, I also was watching the weather as Hurricane Ida aimed for the northern Gulf of Mexico. As such, I spent time in the garden picking and harvesting various crops that I don’t want to lose. One group of plants I harvested were my specialty peppers that I’ve been babying all through this hot and humid summer. I brought in both biquinho and aji charapita peppers.

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