I CAN tell which ones are the hybrids planted years ago by former residents and which ones are the antiques or heirloom roses--the antiques don't have black spots on the leaves. Of course, these are my favorites.
I'm in the process of moving, pruning and taking inventory of the roses here--so many of them still haven't been identified. Here are some photos from my previous rose garden, all of which were blooming in April in years past.
|Antique rose growing in Leander, Texas|
|Pink antique rose|
|Pink antique blooming rose|
|Pink antique rosebud|
|My favorite pink heirloom rose|
I'm going to look at the new Knock Out roses and other easy-care bushes and ponder them for a future border hedge between our house and the neighbors. That should be fun!
So get out and plant something this weekend!