September Roses

It’s satisfying to be a rose gardener in Texas. We have such a long Summer season! My roses are still going strong. My burgundy Iceberg, Elegant Lady, and Disneyland roses all have rosebuds forming for late September blooms, but it’s my Dream Come True and Over the Moon roses that I want to show you…

Dream Come True Rose

Yesterday morning my Dream Come True rose bloomed for the first time, just in time for my friends’ wedding. Dream Come True rose is disease-resistant, grows seven feet tall and reblooms all season. It is next to Disneyland rose in my backyard, which is not a coincidence. That is definitely the most magical part of my…

A Rose By Any Other Name

With a name like Katie-Rose, I was destined to become a gardener. I have eleven varieties of roses in my yard so far. I’m posting these in order of when they bloomed: Roses that have not yet bloomed: Merlot (red), frontyard Burgundy Iceberg (dark purple/red), side yard Julia Child (yellow), frontyard Dream Come True (orange/pink…