Recently, my Garden Inspiration, Lara of Hedgerow Rose put together a beautiful post about starting a container rose garden. We have a yard, but it’s mostly gravel and this house is not a “forever house” so I’m mostly container gardening for the time being.
I have always had a soft spot for roses. My grandmother’s name is Rose and I remember my mom growing heirloom roses from my great grandmother’s house as a child. I think as part of my Before 30 vow to learn something new every year, this year I will learn to grow roses.
Lara suggested David Austin roses and selected a few she recommended. From that list I have selected 2 pink English style roses to start with. Here they are as seen on another beautiful garden blog, Piece of Eden.
I intended to select a white and a pink, or a white and a yellow, but the pink roses were all so beautiful (and they look great in our dark dining room).
I know they probably won’t look like these the first summer or even the first few, but I’m hoping it will become a lifetime hobby. I’m hoping the peonies and hydrangea we planted last year come back. I don’t have the greenest thumb but I really try and do my research and learn. I’ve assigned Jared to build me some wood 5-10 gallon containers for these roses. I’ll be sure to post photos along the way.
Lots of thanks to Lara! You’ve been a big help!