Nanette Londeree

Memphis Music

‘Memphis Music’ is a sport of ‘Memphis Magic’. It has a very striking deep red color with yellow stripes. Because it is a sport, it varies considerably in the variegation and may revert to all red as found in its parent, ‘Memphis Magic’. It is successful in exhibition, winning many prizes. Many people think that …

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Lavaglut

Lavaglut, a German word for lava glow, comes from a well-known German family, Kordes. ‘Lavaglut’ was bred in 1978 and introduced to the market in 1979. This eye-catching floribunda is a cross of ‘Gruss an Bayern’ x Seedling. The glowing clusters of deep velvety red seem to continually erupt from a blanket of clean, glossy …

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Oh Deer!

Deer got you down?  Silently tiptoeing through the garden and munching your prize-winning roses can be frustrating and difficult to manage. As housing and commercial development squeeze these graceful marauders out of their native habitat, they’re likely to show up anywhere there’s vegetation and water – and that just may be your garden.  Deer browse …

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Sophy’s Rose

I obtained this rose a year ago after seeing Betty Mott’s entry in a rose show. I’m not a big fan of Austin roses, thinking the heads tend to droop too much, but this one is captivating. Mine is more of a stunning magenta color, with a lovely round flat multi-petalled shape, typical of most …

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Soaker Hoses

Want to give your roses a slow deep watering, but aren’t ready for drip irrigation? A soaker hose might be the way to go. Most often made from recycled tires, the hoses’ rough surface contains millions of tiny pores that allows water to seep into the soil evenly and slowly. Available in a variety of …

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Altissimo

‘Altissimo’ was bred in France by Georges Delbard and Andre Chabert in 1966 from a cross of a medium red, semi-double, large-flowered climber called ‘Tenor’ and an unnamed seedling. The team of Delbard and Chabert hybridized many other roses in France – the most famous here besides ‘Altissimo’ are the orange blend floribunda, ‘Gingersnap’, and …

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Shutoffs, quick-disconnects, timers, and washers can help you save water

With severe restrictions on water usage, EVERY DROP counts! Be on the lookout for any drip or leak and find a way to eliminate it. Keeping your roses and other plants healthy, even with water restrictions, can be easier if you have the right tools for the job. Here are some small things that can …

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Wild Blue Yonder

This is a wild new rose! The first lavender-mauve blend rose to be awarded the AARS award since 1978. This large grandiflora has flowers that are ruffled and wavy— almost like camellia flowers and up to four and a half inches across. The petals are a deep reddish color and get a lighter lavender in …

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