When I was planning my first rose garden, the rose border in our front yard, I used the roses I had on hand ... 40 widely different roses, with no obvious cohesive theme. How to arrange them? In the case of these two, I simply put together two roses named after a famous couple ...
My name is Connie, and I am Hartwood Roses ... an educational rose garden in Virginia that specializes in rare and unusual antique roses. I am a Certified Rosarian, a Master Gardener, a carpenter, a remodeler, and a dreamer. (The most up-to-date list of all the roses I grow ... 800 varieties so far ... is on my web site: HartwoodRoses.com).
I love roses (especially old roses), and gardening, and history, and building things ... all of this has come in handy as we 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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