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A Garden of Roses

Roses make this garden come alive

Welcome to Luana Carpenter’s beautiful garden in Massilon, Ohio, where celebrations are in full swing because the roses are blooming! We’ve been to Luana’s garden before, so check out this link if you’d like to see more.

I’m always excited to see the roses bloom in my Ohio garden; it makes the garden really feel alive. On the main entrance and arbor into my garden is white ‘New Dawn’ rose with Clematis ‘Huldine’.

Close-up of ‘White New Dawn’ and Clematis ‘Huldine’ blooming together.

In other parts of the garden are yellow ‘Carefree Sunshine’ roses. I love mixed borders so my roses don’t stand alone.

Close-up of the blooms of yellow ‘Carefree Sunshine’ roses.

I grow several peachy orange roses.

The English rose ‘Pat Austin’

Another peachy-pink rose, this one with a modern, high-centered form. There is room for every style of rose in this garden.

A side entrance into my Ohio garden with ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ climbing rose. This is a beautiful thornless rose that does well in my part-sun garden.

Close-up of the blooms of ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ climbing rose.

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    simplesue 07/10/2019

    Your roses are so healthy and beautiful. I'm new to roses, and in the past 3 years have planted several David Austin's "Rose Munstead Wood", and two fairly common roses- a double pink Knockout Rose and a grocery store rose labeled New Dawn Pink (which so far seems white with a pink blush in the center) I see you have successfully grown a New Dawn Rose. If you have any tips you can share with me on it please tell me. I'm interested in how you personally prune and fertilize and if you mulch or have ground cover under your roses?. I am looking forward to seeing more of your garden tomorrow! You have a very beautiful and inspiring garden!

  2. hummerlu 07/10/2019

    Thank you....First I would say I have no full sun in my garden so feel lucky to be able to grow roses at all and they will never bloom as well as a garden that has more sun. If you have full sun where your roses are planted you are already a step ahead. My New Dawn seems to be the hardiest rose in my garden. The winter of 2017 was harsh on my roses, had to cut them all down to the ground including my other climbers except the New Dawn and actually lost a Rugosa rose that has been in for 15 years and a Rambler rose that grew on the same arbor as one of the Zepherines . They're still not back where they were a few years ago. I'm no expert on roses, I cut them back in March and fertilize in early April and again in June then just trim spent flowers as needed. I have some mulch down but best to keep it away from the base of the plant. We do compost so I spread it around in the fall along with shredded leaves to help protect.
    Right now with all the rain and humidity we have had in Ohio many of my roses are suffering from black spot. I don't spray chemicals in my garden so I just pick leaves off.

    The Rose Munstead Wood is a pretty rose. I may need to find some room for him in my garden.

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      simplesue 07/11/2019

      Luana aka" hummerlu" - thanks for your reply and all the information. I don't have a ton of sun either, I think I get about 4 1/2 hours. I was especially interested to know how hardy the New Dawn is from your actual experience. I'm in Pittsburgh and our weather is much like yours in Ohio. I like your method of picking off the leaves with blackspot off instead of chemicals, also! Thank you so much for your reply! - Sue

      1. hummerlu 07/11/2019

        And really with all the rain we've had this year fungus is a losing battle

  3. carolineyoungwilliams 07/10/2019

    Luana, your Roses are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your beautiful haven with us.

    1. hummerlu 07/10/2019

      Thank you. The roses do make the garden smell wonderful

  4. btucker9675 07/10/2019

    So lovely - wish I could take a deep sniff!! The wooden arbor side entrance with the climbing rose is especially pleasing.

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