Nanette Londeree

Just Joey

‘Just Joey’ rose is a beautiful hybrid tea rose with orange – copper blossoms. The elegantly, pointed orange buds open into large blooms that are four to six inches across. The wavy-edged petals are a rich apricot color when new, softening to a light peach at the outer edges as blooms mature. The foliage is …

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Dozens of Disease-Resistant Roses

Looking to add some new roses to the garden? In addition to their beautiful blossoms, and delectable fragrance, go for disease-resistant varieties.  A careful selection now can make your rose growing easier, and gentler on the environment. What’s disease resistance? It’s a plants ability to fend off infection. In our climate the diseases of concern …

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Rose de Rescht

‘Rose de Rescht’ was named after an Iranian city near the Caspian Sea, though its hybridizer, true name, and origins remain a mystery. According to the American Rose Society, it was “originally introduced into England about 1880, but was then forgotten about and re-introduced in the 1940s”. The most widely accepted story is that the …

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Gray squirrels busily gathered plump acorns as browning elm leaves swirled across the Marin Art & Garden lawn, the Rose Garden now in the lengthening shadows of an Indian summer afternoon. I had come for inspiration for our last Rose of the Month column. The difficulty is not to be influenced by favoritism or personal …

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This month I’ll venture off into a land I’ve not had much experience with, miniature roses. Although I planted lots of them for my mother, (oh yes, watered, pruned and fertilized too), they were HER roses, and did very well there. However for me, not so great. But there are some that are guaranteed to …

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