Today I brought home a new rose. At least the label said it was a new rose.
Here's the info:
Help Me Find didn't have any info on it, but our own database has it:
Rose (Rosa 'Mathilda')
and it's not new at all! Just another re-named rose. I guess they thought the Australian name wouldn't sell here, so we get a rock-n-rollish name. As soon as it blooms, I'll get a photo posted in the database. Funny that Proven Winners picked it up when it wasn't sold anywhere, and doesn't have a lot of good press.
My favorite annual, Supertunia Vista Pink Bubblegum, was a Proven Winners selection this year and I couldn't find it anywhere for under 4.98. The price fixing offended me, so I found other plants to fill the beds. Yesterday, though, the seasonal nursery near me went to half price, and I bought several monster sized Bubblegums CHEAP!
I use these as groundcover in the rose beds and even though they are a garish pink, they really do look good in with the roses. Nepeta was kind of hard to find this year, and the stores were slow to bring in rose moss or purslane, and all my Homestead Purple died off in the cold winter, so I was struggling to find something to use.
The new tablet arrived today, but it has a defect, so I won't get to post photos until I get that resolved.
Hopefully that will happen while this first flush is still on!
Lyn, I love your clear and concise wording on the Dr. Huey information. We discussed whether or not to dig out a Dr. Huey rose at our Rose Society meeting tonight. Would you mind if I used your explanation in our club newsletter?
I had a guy once tell me that all his roses "turn" red because of his SOIL!!