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[ Rose (Rosa 'Linda Campbell') | Posted on June 8, 2018 ]

'Linda Campbell' is virtually a no care rose for me. Just feed it a bit and water it and the rose explodes with bloom.

There are no disease problems and it stands up to triple digit temps just fine.

[ Rose (Rosa 'Porcelain Rose') | Posted on June 6, 2018 ]

Porcelain Rose may look like a delicate little thing, but the blooms stand up to triple digits every day without a problem.

[ Rose (Rosa 'Mr. Bluebird') | Posted on September 24, 2017 ]

Interesting fact about the registration and marketing of 'Mr. Bluebird' ...

When Ralph Moore introduced this rose in 1960, miniature roses were in fashion, so he registered it as a miniature rose even though it is a china rose. He used the miniature classification because he said, "No one is interested in buying a china rose".

In some rose literature, it is a cross of Old Blush (a china) x Old Blush. Ralph has said it is a self seedling of Old Blush. Since the pollen parent is uncertain, standard practice is to say it was open pollenated.

Like many chinas, it does need to be pruned lightly in spring for a more prolific bloom.

[ Rose (Rosa 'White Delight') | Posted on September 20, 2017 ]

I have found 'White Delight' to be a prolific bloomer in my garden in the mountains of northern California. In the summer, my climate has low humidity and high temperatures. 'White Delight', growing own root, is a strong, healthy plant. I don't think I could ask for a better garden rose.

[ Rose (Rosa 'Baby Austin') | Posted on August 7, 2015 ]

Although 'Baby Austin' is listed in the database as "thorned", the rose has very few thorns and is easy to work with in the garden.

[ Rose (Rosa 'Green Ice') | Posted on August 6, 2015 ]

I have been growing 'Green Ice' in a large container for ten years. The roots have pushed through the bottom of the container and are now growing in the ground. I haven't removed the plant from the container because I would have to butcher the plant to get it out of the container to replant the rose.

As you can see from my May 24, 2015 photo, the rose can grow much larger than the stated size in the database.

However, I do dis-bud all of my roses for the month of June to keep rose curculios from breeding in my garden. This cultural practice stimulates the plant to put on more growth, more foliage and more bloom with the plant energy that would normally go toward blooming during that period.

[ Rose (Rosa 'Ralph's Creeper') | Posted on April 30, 2015 ]

This is truly a no-care rose in my garden. I prune it about every three or four years. Every time I walk past the rose, no matter what time of day, it makes me smile. My kind of rose ...

[ Rose (Rosa 'Lyn Griffith') | Posted on April 28, 2015 ]

This rose was named after me as a "thank you" for all of the work I had done in the rose world over the years by the breeder. The rose is not in commerce and has only been used in his breeding program. However, there is a Canadian nursery selling the seed parent, Dornröschen (shrub, Kordes, 1960), as 'Lyn Griffith'.

[ Rose (Rosa 'Silver Cloud') | Posted on April 27, 2015 ]

You can see the 'Angel Face' lineage in this rose in the ruffled petals. When Ralph Moore was asked why he used 'Angel Face' for breeding, as it was commonly considered a weak rose in this part of the US, his answer was, "Because it was there."

'Silver Cloud' is prone to black spot in my garden. I do not spray and the rose recovers quite well.

[ Rose (Rosa 'Little Eskimo') | Posted on April 26, 2015 ]

Although this rose was registered by Ralph Moore as a miniature rose, it is actually a polyantha. When asked why he did not register the rose in the polyantha class, his answer was, "No one is buying polyanthas now, but they are buying miniature roses."

[ Rose (Rosa 'Leonie Lamesch') | Posted on February 15, 2015 ]

Solid rose, but blooms fry within hours in Heat Zone 8 even with afternoon shade.

[ Rose (Rosa 'Rainforest') | Posted on July 22, 2014 ]

I almost shovel pruned 'Rainforest' last year (2013). It had been planted in a spot that got several hours of afternoon shade and was a one cane wonder after three years. I moved it to a center bed where it gets no afternoon shade and it is covered with blooms this year (2014) and has tripled in size. Since it has only been in that spot for one year, I don't know how large it will grow, but it certainly seems to be a happy rose.

[ Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Amethyst Myst') | Posted on June 3, 2014 ]

I am amazed at the variation in the color of the foliage on each leaf on the plant in my dry climate.

This is a plant that is for the back of the bed in my climate as it is not a small plant.


[ Rose (Rosa 'Gourmet Popcorn') | Posted on August 4, 2013 ]

I planted 'Gourmet Popcorn' in the ground four years ago. I live in the mountains of northern California and have four distinct seasons, unlike southern California where, as a friend says, they have thirteen months of summer.

The database gives the size of the plant as "short 1 - 2 feet'. My plant is closer to 3.5 feet tall and just as wide. It is one of the larger shrub roses in that bed.

So, if conditions are right, plan to give the rose more space than indicated in the database when siting the rose.


[ Rose (Rosa 'Lynnie') | Posted on July 16, 2013 ]

Although the breeder stated that the plant size for 'Lynnie' is "3-4 feet and bushy", the plant in my garden in the mountains of northern California can grow much taller and wider. The photo I have added to the database shows the plant when it was about 6' tall and 8' wide. I often suggest that people give this rose plenty of room because when it's happy, it grows !

'Lynnie' has been totally disease free, heat tolerant and cold tolerant down to the low teens with no winter die back as an own root plant. To me, the rose is a garden sculpture in the winter when it loses its leaves, so I think the plant has year round interest in my garden. I cannot imagine ever having a rose garden without 'Lynnie' holding a prominent spot for me to view all year.


[ Rose (Rosa 'Fabulous!') | Posted on July 11, 2013 ]

I have found this rose to be very heat tolerant. It blooms through months of temps of high 90s and low 100s without pause. It is not a fussy rose and can be pruned to a smaller size than shown in my photo of the plant.

It does get some blackspot when the conditions are right, but not enough to cause the plant to defoliate in my climate.

My plant is budded and I don't know how it would perform own root.

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