Today Nancy Mellen is sharing photos of some of her beautiful roses.
Having moved into this antique home in Hingham, Massachusetts, 32 years ago, I have spent much of my time planting new gardens, as it was essentially a blank slate when we moved in.
This first rose is ‘John Cabot’, which is one of the explorer roses from Canada (a series of rose hybrids developed in Canada boasting exceptional winter hardiness and disease resistance).
I particularly like old roses, and this is one of them, the Apothecary rose or Rosa gallica officinalis. Like many old roses, it will only bloom once in the spring, but the fragrance and vigor are worth it.
Another old rose, ‘Rosa mundi’ has pink, striped flowers.
Wider view of ‘Rosa Mundi’ showing its growth habit, loaded down with early summer blooms.
‘Tuscany’ is another old rose and has a lovely dark flower.
‘Eden’ is a favorite of mine and is a lovely rambler, but a drawback is that if it rains when it’s in bloom, all the flowers turn brown and mushy. It will form new flowers, though.
This is a damask rose named ‘Leda’. Damasks are a group of old roses famous for their rich fragrance.
This is often called the red-leafed rose, but its official name is Rosa glauca.
This last one is the well-known ‘Fairy’ rose, which is notably healthy and vigorous, producing huge numbers of small, pink flowers.
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