Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Weekend Roses and an Announcement

Weather was glorious here in Hartwood over the long Labor Day weekend. The rain and wind from Tropical Storm/Hurricane/Post-tropical Cyclone Hermine stayed to our south and east, and temperatures were in the 70s and 80s for all three days ... perfect weather to slip on garden shoes and venture into the garden with my camera.  

Sit quietly, while I will bombard you with my photos from Sunday morning.

"Ruth's Tiny Polyantha"

"Lundy's Lane Yellow"

'Country Doctor'

'Pink Princess'



'Joan Taylor'


"Unrootable Red China"


"Cato's Cluster"

'Mme. Antoine Mari'

'Rhode Island Red'

'Teasing Georgia'

Unknown Noisette

'The Squire'

"Hollywood Pink Cluster"




'Belle Story'

'Dorothy Rose'

"Mableton Rouletii"

"St. Thomas China"

Unknown Floribunda

"Sumerduck Cemetery"



'Patty Lou'

'Fair Molly'

'Fresh Pink'

Without too much searing heat and with adequate rain this summer, and with my renewed promise to myself to pay better attention to the fertilizer and fungicide needs of the garden, my roses look better than they probably ever have.  Even though many of them are babies, either relatively newly planted or recovering from transplanting or renewal pruning, it looks as if I may finally be on the right track with most of the garden ... fingers crossed.

... and now for the announcement part of this post ....

Want to come see the progress for yourself and support a great cause in the process?  On Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11am - 5pm, we are hosting Greyhounds Rock Fredericksburg's annual fundraiser, "Roses, Wines, and Canines" ... a day-long event with food, wine tastings with Baccus (our guest winery) and at Hartwood Winery next door, raffles and auctions, vendor market, tours of the rose garden and vineyard, and educational presentations ... on our historic property in its lovely country setting.  This is a dog-friendly event, and everyone is encouraged to bring their leashed, well-behaved canine friends.  Admission is $25 per person (children under 12 are free).  Please click HERE to register in advance, so we can plan as accurately as possible, but walk-ins are welcome.  (Just so you know, my fall schedule is completely packed, and this will be the only day this year that the garden is available for visitors.)


  1. I would love to come to this event and maybe some year I will! Love all the rose photos. hugs!

  2. Replies
    1. Country Doctor shows off best in the fall. I love it!

  3. Wow, what wonderful roses! 'Fair Molly' spoke to my heart out of these. :-) I also liked 'Sumerduck Cemetery'.

    Have fun at your fundraiser.


    1. You were attracted to two roses that are very special to me. Fair Molly is the sweetest little thing, and Sumerduck Cemetery is one that I found a few years ago, in a cemetery about half an hour from here.

  4. All the roses shown here are stunning, of course, but those Fair Molly blooms--wow! What a fabulous event you're hosting, Connie! I'm pretty sure we'll be camping that weekend, but I'll pass the info along to folks for sure. :-)


  5. Oh I'm so jealous of all your gorgeous ROSES!!!!!
    I wish I lived near. :(
    But hope you have a wonderfully fun fundraiser and bring in a lot of cash!


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