Roses in a Cottage Garden

Posted by @Newyorkrita on
I love my roses, but I have never cared for the look of any formal type of garden, not even rose gardens. Instead, I have planted my many roses informally in my garden, which is very much a cottage garden. Take a picture tour with me to see my roses.


Roses share space with lilies in my southside rose garden.

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Another area of the same southside rose garden, showing early-blooming daylilies alongside the roses.

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More of the southside rose garden, where one can see the grassy path and the shrubs across the way.

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My backyard patio, which has a hill behind it, is lined with roses.

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Gizmo shares space with shrubs farther up the hill.

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Even the side of the patio nearest the house has roses. This one is Golden Zest.

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From this angle, we look across the left side of the front yard along the sidewalk. It contains roses along the very left with a bed of daylilies stretching across the front.

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Same spot, but looking in the opposite direction, up the driveway. The roses there are near the street and in a series of raised semi-round beds. They give way to shrubs on top of the slope and daylilies farther along the slope.

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Carefree Delight (pink) blooms along with The Gift roses next to my garage.

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A little cottage garden corner features daylilies, lilies, catmint and Home Run roses in the back.

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I have a section of roses planted close together in my front yard just along the sidewalk.  I call it "Floribundaville".

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More views of the same area. The yellow rose is Eureka.

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A different area of the front yard, these roses in the front of the picture are Cherry Sunblaze.


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Clements shrubs and other shrub roses in the same garden bed.

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I hope you have enjoyed the tour of my gardens and that it has inspired you to plant roses in an informal way.


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