This is a very promising Hybrid Perpetual seedling from my batch in 2008. The flowers open a dark pink/maroon color, they blue a bit as they age, revealing nice yellow stamens. It wintered over as a tiny little thing in the Rose Field, and it’s already over a foot tall with 12 (yes, 12!) buds on it. I hope to have a limited number of these available for the 2010 season.
… and it’s FRAGRANT!!
I named this in honor of Hartwood Winery, my next door neighbor. They are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a festival on June 6th … the same weekend as my opening. Go to their web site (www.hartwoodwinery.com) for details.
My name is Connie, and I started Hartwood Roses ... an educational rose garden in Virginia that specializes in rare and unusual antique roses. I know a lot about roses, old houses, carpentry and remodeling, and am an expert day dreamer. You will often find me working in the garden, planning a home project, building something, or hanging out in a cemetery ...all of this has come in handy as my husband and I restore our historic home (built in 1848) renovate the outbuildings, and design the gardens. This blog allows me share whatever is happening in the garden, around the house, or on my mind.
Hartwood Roses ... Heirloom Old Garden Roses and More
Hartwood Roses was a small farm nursery, located just north of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The retail portion of the business closed in 2012, and the mission shifted to my true love … speaking to organizations and garden clubs and giving classes to educate budding rose gardeners. The display gardens here contain over 800 different varieties of roses … with emphasis on rare and historic varieties, and popular classics that are well-suited for modern gardens. Click picture to go to web site. www.HartwoodRoses.com
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