Beewatching’s Blog

All rosy so far
May 29, 2009, 6:11 am
Filed under: 1, Garden, roses

Two more roses: Camelot (from the hardware store, chosen by son, who was nine at the time), and Benjamin Britten, a David Austin rose. I had three of these, but one succumbed to something that looks exactly like rose rosette disease based on my internet research. Yet, a rose expert told me at the time (two years ago) that there had been no confirmed cases of this disease in New Jersey. Anyone know otherwise?

The Camelot rose produces only one or two blooms at a time, but they are gorgeous. The plant itself is a straggly, ugly thing, no matter how I pamper it. This past winter I transplanted it, and hope it likes its new surroundings well enough to work a little harder.P1020722



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Since Maryanne pruned further my already-pruned rose tree, it looks as though it may not survive at all. The rose under dinette window, that I thought was taken out 2 years ago, has resprouted, healthy 2′ high growth; it was a dark velvet, don’t know type. Lots of wild strawberries for the birds, but all the cultivated ones have been long gone.

Comment by Aline Manzi

The unknown rose may be the rootstock for the former rose that was taken out. It may be “Dr. Huey”, which only blooms once a year.

Comment by beewatching

I figured it’s the old rose that was there for years, but I don’t kow its name.

Comment by Aline Manzi

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