New Roses at the Farm

When my horse trainer mentioned in May that she wanted to start a rose garden at the farm, I volunteered as tribute to pick out some roses for her. After all, it’s pretty much my lifelong dream to garden with a view of my horse and my trainer seems determined to make all of my horse dreams come true! I thought my fellow rose lovers about our new babies in case you want to plant them this fall.

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True Sincerity

True Sincerity Rose

This gorgeous rose is disease resistant and hopefully and easy keeper! I tried to find low-maintenance varieties that would shower us with blooms and this certainly fits the bill. This red, yellow, and pink rose reminds me of my beloved Disneyland rose, which I grew at my first house and miss terribly. This grandiflora is a repeat bloomer, meaning it should be covered with blooms the majority of the year.

Kordes Perfecta Rose

Kordes Perfecta Rose

Known for its scent, Kordes Perfecta has huge 5″ two-tone blooms and can grow as tall as 5′. It’s no secret that I love Kordes roses. These hearty Germany roses are amazing once established, though I have found they take longer to wow. I can’t wait to see this showy hybrid tea shine!

Love Rose

Love Rose

This grandiflora bleeding rose has vibrant red petals that are white underneath. Y’all know I’m a sucker for two-tone roses. This compact three-foot tall rose is said to be rarely without blooms once established and I think the red color will look so lovely against the barn backdrop!

Gold Glow Rose

There’s just something about a yellow rose that will instantly put a smile on your face! This sturdy hybrid tea makes for an excellent cut rose, lasting a long time in the vase. The blooms have 40+ petals and are quite fragrant. The petals are bright yellow but can have cream tips. It’s disease resistant and can grow up to four feet tall. 

Fall Planting

It was admittedly dicy to plant roses in May but I’m delighted to report that they have made it through the heat of the summer. This is the exciting part. Fall is the best rose season in Texas! And after their winter slumber, the roots will have had time to establish and next spring the roses will look stunning. (Gardening does reward the patient, doesn’t it?)

Knock Out Rose

We already have an established red Knock Out Rose in the rose garden that’s thriving. We also moved one large rose that was struggling so badly, it was nearly dead. It was in the one shady section of the garden. We dug it up and moved it to a sunny spot and BAM, three months later, it’s looking amazing. That just goes to show you: location is so important in the garden! I’m going to add a hydrangea to that one shady bed this fall and add a couple more roses. I’ll keep you posted!

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Happy growing,

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  1. The roses are delightful!

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