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May 22nd 2023

Rose Project Update

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A few years ago, while we were deep in the process of designing the new farm, I reconnected with an incredible 96-year-old rosarian named Anne Belovich and she invited Becky, Nina, Jill, Chris and I to come to visit her garden to draw inspiration. Little did I know that that experience would spark such an important turning point in my life.

I wrote a four-part series about the amazing experience. The first part is about how I originally met Anne and the creation of our rose garden here on the farm. The second part is about how we’re helping to preserve her extraordinary collection of roses and the process we used to propagate some of her rare treasures. In the third part, I share my favorite sources for rare, hard-to-find varieties. And the fourth part is a wonderful interview with Anne that will leave you in tears—she was one of the most inspiring women I’ve ever met. 

After Anne passed away, I went searching for more information about rose preservation and discovered one of Anne’s good friends, Gregg Lowery. He holds the largest private collection of roses in the world and is a generous wealth of information. 

Gregg and I became penpals, and after many inspiring conversations, he invited me to come visit his garden and adopt a large collection of his roses to help preserve them for future generations.

You can read a wonderful interview with Gregg here and learn more about his foundation, The Friends of Vintage Roses.

Erin Benzakein walking through Gregg Lowery's rose-filled propertyThrough our many conversations, I learned that the Old European roses were in desperate need of a revival. These historic varieties have a long list of exceptional qualities, including cold tolerance and the ability to thrive in harsher climates.

Gregg shared that because the Old European roses are no longer being grown in botanic gardens or plant collections that are open to the public, very few people have ever experienced their beauty firsthand so they’ve fallen out of favor. 

Erin Benzakein bending down to look at rose blooms at Gregg Lowery's propertyA large, white old rose plant filled with bloomsPart of the adoption process was that I agreed to take all of the varieties within each collection of roses I signed up for, not just the ones that I wanted.

By adopting an entire collection, you are ultimately becoming a gardener for the world (versus just a private collector) by taking on the responsibility of preserving that entire group of plants for future generations. 

Before officially adopting this collection, I spent a long time thinking about it and finally made a pact with Jill, Nina, and Chris that we were going to take on this special project together. 

In total, we’ve committed to care for 745 old rose varieties and the classes that we’re adopting are Hybrid Musks, Albas, Centifolias, Damasks, Eglantines, Gallicas, Hybrid Chinas, Mosses, Spinosissimas, and the older David Austins. 

It’s been a year since we brought the first batch of plants back to the farm and so far they are doing very well. Rather than planting them into the gardens right away, we have decided to pot them up into large containers with really good soil and grow them on until all of the varieties arrive and are accounted for.

This process will probably take another 2 years and while it’s hard to not be a little impatient, I think the extra time it’s giving us to prepare is a huge blessing. Something this important should not be rushed. 

Not every collection is nearly as large as the one we’re adopting, but because we have the space and support we are able to take it on.

I still have so much to learn about roses and some days I feel a little out of my depth, but what better way to learn than by diving head-first into a project like this.

I am so grateful for the generosity that both Gregg and Anne have shown me and can’t wait to get to know each one of these incredible old roses up close and personal and begin the process of documenting them in earnest.

As this project continues, I will be sure to share regular progress reports.

To learn more about how you can help preserve a collection of old roses, be sure to visit The Friends of Vintage Roses website to read about their curator program. If you don’t have the ability to adopt a collection yourself, you can always make a donation to help support their work. 

If you are interested in adding any rare or heirloom roses to your garden, heres a full list of my very favorite mail-order nurseries here in the States that specialize in preserving these antique treasures.

One of the best nurseries I’ve ordered from is Rogue Valley Roses and they have generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for five Floret readers. Each winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for rose plants.

To enter to win, please share your favorite rose variety and why you love it, or a variety that you hope to grow in your garden this season. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only and winners will be announced on May 30.

Update: A big congratulations to our winners: Kat Fitchett, Charlene Scott, Robin Goodman, Jackie B. and Shannon Schiavone


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1,158 Comments

  1. Amy on

    I have an old rose that I got from my mother in law that we call the Father’s Day rose. It is a pink rose with a heavenly scent that always blooms on Father’s Day. You have inspired me to research the old roses and see if I can find a name or at least a classification.

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  2. Evie Opp on

    I LOVE rambling roses — the Albrighton Rambler is pretty perfect! Thank you for all the updates! xx

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  3. Susan Daily on

    Bless you for committing to preserving these roses! We grow mostly old garden roses, plus a few David Austin roses. All of ours were originally purchased at the Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas, which is now under new ownership. We are hoping that they will continue to offer the OGRs as they are so special. The ones that seem to do best in our area of northwest Houston are the Chinas, Teas, Noisettes, and Hybrid Musks. We’ll be following your progress with delight and excitement!

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  4. star walker on

    I really enjoyed reading about saving the roses. Roses are so cool. I have been trying to grow them for several years now. My favorite is a Margie rose,I got a cutting from a 90 year old lady, I took care of for years. She said she got it during the war. From Swansons in Ballard Wa. It is a tiny pink rose. It doesnt have thorns. It smells amazing.

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  5. Dianne Jardine on

    So many beautiful options to choose from… it would be very hard to pick just one. I have no roses now but am excited to try. So, looking at The Collection on The Friends of Vintage Roses site I first thought I would say Albas but then looked at the Centifolias and ended up at Gallicas to which I will claim to be my favourite at this time :-)

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  6. Megan Pressley on

    A variety I hope to grow is alchymist! It’s so beautiful, and it doesn’t look like an ordinary rose. The color, to me, is just magical!

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  7. Stacy on

    There is not a particular variety that I am hoping to grow but I would love to have a vibrant yellow rose! And I’m open to recommendations!

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  8. Connie Boyd on

    I would love to add the Arizona Rose to my Flower Garden. I love the change in colors from peach to pink. Absolutely beautiful!

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  9. Kim Klonowski on

    I grow 3 roses and so far, my favorite is Reine Des Violettes. Growing roses in GA clay is HARD but worth it.

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  10. Carolyn on

    I want to add La Ville de Bruxelles to my yard this coming year. We finally have enough sunlight in the yard to make roses work!

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  11. Simmone on

    I would love to grow Gertrude Jekyll in my garden as she is one of my favourite garden designers.

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  12. Lara M on

    I would love to grow Alchymist–I’m a sucker for apricot hues and love its subtle shades. I think it would look magnificent climbing over a garden arbor, or transforming a garden nook into something truly magical.

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  13. Taryn on

    I have been loving the scent of our Gertrude Jekyll the last couple of years, and it just bloomed for the season but at the top of the plant, which is about 10 feet of the ground so we can’t reach it for a sniff! I am also very partial to Julia Child — it reminds me of a beloved relative we lost too soon, Julia Child was his favorite and now it’s one of mine, too.

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  14. Shari Howard on

    My favorite rose was a” Lloyd Center “rose that the Lloyd Center in Portland ,Or. gave away free for their 25th Anniversary. It had the most beautiful blooms and the best fragrance . We moved about 15 year ago and I had to leave it behind. I am always looking for an equally beautiful rose.

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  15. Terry on

    If I had to pick a favorite I would choose the Cecile Brunner. My Mother used to tell me how my Grandmother used to put them on my Grandfathers birthday cake. I inherited their house and her gorgeous old rose bush. It’s huge and produces hundreds if not thousands of roses. I like all roses but the Cecile Brunner will always be my favorite because of the special memories.

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  16. Adrienne Mason on

    I have a sweet Julia Child in a pot that I am in love with at the moment, and my pink rugosa roses, while a bit thuggish, spell and look beautiful. Thanks for all you are doing!

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  17. Kelly Tsutsui on

    Thank you for highlighting vintage roses and the need for preservation! My favorite rose, at the moment, because truthfully I love them all, is Classic Woman! I have my first bloom from a bare root I planted in February and her form, foliage and flower all beautiful and to top it off she smells amazing! Looking forward to more info on preserving vintage roses!

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  18. Noelle on

    I have a climbing shrub rose that I LOVE because it’s grown quite well, and has an amazing, strong, spicy scent scent.

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  19. Celeste Alfes on

    Thank you Erin for the update on your rose project! What an inspiration you are! Just returned from Monet’s Garden in Giverny France where he incorporated LOTS of pink, purple, and white roses in his gardens!
    Merci Beaucoup Erin! I plan to plants lots of roses this June!

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  20. Shelleen Arendt on

    Florabundas, teas and well who am I kidding, I just have a love for them all! There is something g about the layers of petals and the colors that draws me in.

    I would love to continue learning and growing and would start floribundas along the back side of the house so we can smell the flowers all throughout our house.

    Thank you for all you are doing and all of your inspiration.

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  21. Becky Proctor on

    I honestly don’t know names of roses. I love multicolored.roses. but, nostalgia would say a yellow rose that grew on a bush. The roses were smallish. It grew on the corner of my great grandparents property. I feel like it only bloomed in the spring, but I could be wrong about that. That yellow rose and lilacs are what reminds me of my great grandma every time I see/smell them.

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  22. Courtney on

    Damasks are my favorite. I’m loving all that I’m learning already from Floret Season 2 and hope that I can participate in the rose adoption program someday. I love the idea of preserving, cultivating, and then sharing the beauty!

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  23. Beth Ball on

    I am usually a little suspicious of the color yellow and bringing it into the garden. It’s easy for it to be overpowering and drown out everyone else. But that was before I planted The Poet’s Wife from David Austin Roses by my mailbox. I can’t believe all the different shades of yellow one single bloom will have over the course of her life, and there are dozens and dozens of blooms!

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  24. Amy on

    An old fashioned rose I bought with my late Mom years ago but lost the tag. It was from River Farm in Virginia right near Mount Vernon.

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  25. Kat Fitchett on

    I am really hoping to get the floribunda Earth Angle rose (I think it’s by Kordes)! It’s an own-root rose with cupped peony shaped blooms… looks stunning! I saw it a month ago when I was shopping for something else and I’m still thinking about it and wishing I had impulse-purchased it! (That’s how I know it’s one I really want, haha).

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  26. Connie on

    Love all roses so hard to name a favorite or even a favorite color! I moved to a new house 2 years ago, and it’s a blank slate as the original owners wanted everything drought resistant and no maintenance. They had junipers, a few oak trees, couple Ohio buckeye trees and landscape fabric everywhere. I’ve started with adding trees and shrubs and am now adding in flowers for beauty, color and the pollinators. Thank you for the workshops on starting seeds and all the resources you’ve shared as they have helped me to add beauty.

    I’d love to add some fragrant old roses, maybe a David Austin rose, floribundas, shrub roses; the Portland rose Indigo is an eye catcher!

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  27. Antoinette Lowery on

    I want to add some miniature roses to the garden, my daughter gave me one a few years ago and I just love it and would love to add a few more to my collection.

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  28. Katherine on

    I love roses and love to know that you’re taking on these amazing flowers and working to preserve the old varieties! This is incredible!
    I have a relatively small collection, maybe 50 or so plants, but my favorite always changes! I love David Austin’s Boscobel and the climber Colette, Distant Drums is also a favorite!

    I hope to grow soooooo many more – Claire Matin, Souer Emmanuelle (sp?!), also have some older DA’s on my mental wishlist like Heathcliff, Sweet Juliet, Radio Times… so many I’d love to grow!

    I’d be over the moon to win this giveaway! I’ve heard of Rogue Valley but have never ordered and would love to give them a try! So generous of them to offer this. My fingers are crossed and I lol forward so much to updates on this project!

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  29. Kim on

    my current favorite is ‘Mardi Gras’ because it is so disease resistant. But I would love to have a heavily scented rose that also has good disease resistance!

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  30. Lisa Byxbe on

    I moved back to Michigan in May 2022 after living in Texas for 13 years. We bought 4.5 acres and the first thing I did was to look online for a rose nursery in Canada where I use to buy old roses from. I was so sad to find out that they went out of business. At my previous home in Michigan where we lived for twenty years on 2 acres, I grew old roses. I think I had between 75-85 roses. I also had a perennial garden along a 150-yard driveway. People used to drive up the driveway and look at the roses and perennials.
    I have visions in my head for our new property. Big ramblers growing up my trees, smaller bushes flanking the ramblers, pink and whites, single petals and multi petals. At my previous home I had Gallica’s, moss, bourbon, Rugosas, etc. I even read an old story about a lady who propagated roses by cuttings, sticking them in the ground and putting a dirty mason jar over it. Guess what, it works! How do you pick A favorite? My mind changes as soon as I say one is my favorite.

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  31. Kimberly Mikita-Jones on

    Last Summer, I dedicated 2 of my prime flower beds only to roses. I transplanted all other perennials out of there and began to acquire the roses I had been covering for many years. I’m learning about the delights and challenges roses can bring, especially in NW Montana but because I’ve always loved roses so much, I’m an eager learner.
    I have an old 100+ rose “Madame Caroline Testout”, that is a gorgeous candy pink with amazing ovate buds. I love the idea of preserving old roses!

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  32. Brittney on

    Old English roses are my absolute favorite! I’m obsessed with their beauty. Their large, round flowers jam-packed with petals are gorgeous!

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  33. Lynn M on

    I recently acquired a Julia Child rose bush. It is a lovely yellow shade that has a surprising licorice-like scent. Some of the reasons I like this particular rose is the colour (friendship) as well that delicious aroma. It survives our winters and blooms prolifically. And, of course, Julia Child herself was an icon. (That being said, I have yet to meet a rose I do not like – even the ones that “bite” and draw blood.)

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  34. Rebecca Spencer on

    I’ve only ever grown wild roses that have been transplanted into containers. Because I’m unsure of myself, the idea of growing something reliable and robust, ‘Russeliana’ (Old Spanish Rose) appeals to me. On the other hand, my heart yearns to try a Bourbon rose like ‘Duc de Fitzjames’/ ‘Mme Lauriol de Barny’.

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  35. Jenn Christensen on

    I’m in the infancy of learning about roses so I’m not sure what varieties I want to grow yet, but I know that I can envision them growing in several places on our property. I cannot wait to learn more and start implementing them into my grand vision.

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  36. David Young on

    I’m in love with roses of all types due to my great grandfather and my grandfather who both mastered roses and grafting them! I can remember being in the rose garden with them as a young boy and amazed at how tall the bushes and climbers they had were!!! It is sad that the old world smell of roses is slowly disappearing from varieties being mass produced!!! I loved your rose episode and your visit to those amazing gardens!! Absolutely breath taking and brought back such memories from my childhood!!! Thank you!!!

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  37. Anne on

    I love all types of roses but I’d love to get some bourbon and David Austins!

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  38. Michelle on

    I love all types of roses! I am just really learning more about choosing ones for floral arrangements that I would love to grow. I love the Abracadabra! Anything antique, unusual and makes me stop in my tracks is on my list!

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  39. Lisa T on

    Bourbon roses are some of my very favorites. But I LOVE all heirlooms. Reine
    Victoria, & Mme Isaac Perrier are 2 favorites

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  40. Lisa Myers on

    I absolutely love roses! At the moment I only have 2 plants, but would love to have more! I look forward to reading and learning more about roses.

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  41. Patty on

    I love David Austin rose the Charlotte is a beautiful yellow and smells like lemon to me so beautiful, I want the to find a beautiful pale orange oe apricot color..

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  42. Dianna Brubacker on

    I don’t have many roses right now but would love to get into it more!! One I would love is Bathsheba from David Austin but love pretty much any rose!

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  43. Jayne on

    English garden roses are my favorite- especially lady of shallot! But watching growing floret has made me fall in love with the old roses as well and now I’m so excited to add some to my collection next year!

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  44. Linda on

    Would absolutely love to grow the David Austin Olivia Rose in my garden, but I’m partial to all pink roses. Amazing to read this update!

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  45. Carolyn on

    My favorite rose, if I could only have one, is Comte de Chambord. A fluffy, dusky pink heirloom rose that constatly blooms and emits a heavenly fragrance.

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  46. Carina on

    Wow, 745 different varieties is quite a commitment! I’m in awe!! I planted a ‘Moonlight in Paris’ rose in my yard 2 years ago and have my eye on ‘Julia Child’ for planting next. <3

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  47. Jonathan on

    Mr Lincoln is my favorite because it was first rose plant that started my love for roses. I have been slowly taking over my yard with more places for roses and completely enjoy taking care of each of them

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  48. Chandrea Burch on

    Most of the roses I’m growing are in the tea rose family. I do love fragrant flowers in my garden. It transport you to a room of peace to me. Getting to learn more in different varieties and cultivating older ones would be wonderful to watch them grow. I look forward to keep learning and growing my garden with these lovely plants.

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  49. Belinda on

    I love fragrant roses. There are wild roses that grow along the road to the beach near my house that smell so wonderful. I would love to grow roses just like that.

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  50. Margaret on

    I have a David Austin rose that is my current favorite, the lady of shalott. I would love to add other roses and especially the idea of preserving older roses.

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  51. Charlene Scott on

    We transplanted to NH from FL and had a lovely Cramoisi rose that didn’t survive the move. I would love to find something similar to have at our new property and some kind of climber to have on a fence around the old style “formal” garden around the house once we get to that point (probably should finish repairing the house foundation before we plant that in its final place!). Our late friend John A Starnes as a huge rosarian and I know he was familiar the rosarians you’ve written about, so it’s nice to delve into this again and learn so much more since his passing.

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  52. Bobbie on

    I love an old variety called “Seven Sisters” shared by a dear neighbor many years ago. I still see it in ditch banks and hanging from tree limbs, blooming in May, with pink clusters of flowers all along the branches. I don’t know the actual name, but it always reminds me of my dear friend and garden mentor.

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  53. Tanya on

    My current favorite in the garden is DA Gentle Hermione. She is the first garden rose to flower end of May here in Chicago and she brings hope along with her first blooms—- Hope for a new season of growth for all the summer flowers and for myself.

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  54. Debbie Raggio on

    Roses are a classic. Not the ones from a grocery store or florist , but the fragrant ones, the type that ramble on a fence on a country road. As I grow my garden, my goal is the beauty of nature in every corner. I look for old fashioned varieties. My garden is small but there is always room for one more rose, or one more heirloom. Florets gardens are magical, truly inspiring!

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  55. Tina Roy on

    My favorite rose is Abraham Darby. Her blooms are just stunning with a frilly, lacey cup petals. The fragrance brings me back to gardening with my grandma where she taught me to love and care for roses, berries and so many beautiful plants. I’m now a flower farmer and addicted to nurturing my roses and flowers. Adopting and caring for an old world collection would be the dream of a lifetime.

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  56. Georgia Mohr on

    My favorite rose this summer is ‘Coltilde Soupert’. Such a sweet petite old rose. This is the first old rose that I have tried to grow. She is small this year and I am babying her. Her bloom is a small cabbage rose with pink and white. Lovely

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  57. Nicole Lamberti on

    Many years ago my parents had found a wild rose in the woods near my grandfathers house. They dug up part of the plant and it has moved with them to every house they’ve owned and also shared it with other family members. I too have had it at all my homes and we have ultimately deemed it the “ family rose” . It’s wild and rambling, perfect petal pink and a smell unlike any other. I also named my daughter Natalie rose and with her birth promised the family I’d dive deeper into more rose varieties. This giveaway seems like the perfect opportunity to do so. :-)

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  58. Selene on

    I moved to back California last year after 10 years in Washington. Gardening has become a new hobby and a bonding opportunity with my young daughter. I would love to complete a rose garden with her and have it as a place to bond, sip tea, create memories as she’s blooming herself. I’m in love with the delicate look of the Gallica collection of roses, Empress Josephine taking the cake. That collection reminds me of paper flowers. Very intricate, fragile, and eye catching.

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  59. Connie on

    I would love an old fashioned tea rose, or a polymaths. Maybe even a hybrid perpetual. Maybe a bourbon rose, actually I think I’d just like a good old rosé that’s extremely fragrant, repeat blooms, tolerates shade , few thorns, and disease free- that’s all.

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  60. Stephanie Weaver on

    I would love a variety of roses in my garden. I like to pick my plants based on how they speak to me, and make me feel. I love that there are so many characteristics I never even knew could exist in a rose. The color, shape, size, smell, growth habits! The roses that spoke to me the most were: Amiable Rouge, Barbara Olivia, Oui, Folksinger, Hippolyte and Orpheline de Julliet. Gardening brings me so much joy, peace, and a sense of pride and accomplishment. I know that those roses will only add more beauty and joy to my life.

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  61. Carrie on

    We’re adding a new garden to our yard – I would love to grow a ramblin’ red rose along the fence or entrance arch!

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  62. Elodia on

    I’d love to maybe to grow someday a David Austin rose or the climbing roses but I think all of the roses are beautiful!

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  63. Petra on

    After watching season2 ep1 who can not jump to follow in Anns footsteps and go for a rambling rose? Francois Juranville looks amazing.

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  64. alya on

    I dream of having different varieties of rugosa roses. I wish to have a nice patch of roses for hips! But rosa rugosa alba is probably the the one that I love most! I love that it is white! :)

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  65. Molly on

    I’m really hoping to get the Duchesse de Montebello rose this season!

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  66. Kate Moore on

    Clementina Carbonera is a gorgeous rose that I would love to grow. I love coral colored flowers.

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  67. Alyssa on

    I have never wanted to grow roses before because they’ve seemed so hard and prone to disease, but my grandma just passed away this spring and she had a huge garden and loved her roses. So my dream is to put an arbor up leading into my garden and plant a climbing or rambling rose over it in memory of her. I’m thinking the Collette that I read about in your book Cut Flower Garden. Because it’s beautiful and disease resistant.

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  68. Jenna on

    Sweet Juliet was in my wedding bouquet and will always have a special place in my heart and garden.

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  69. Lizzie Swartz on

    My favorite rose variety is Francis Meilland – it smells amazing and each flower feels like abundance!

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  70. Marilee Shiner on

    I would like to grow the bush roses, I’m not sure of their variety. It reminds me of my grandpa and the beautiful scent he had in his backyard. We just bought some land and I’m so excited to start my own flower farm.

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  71. Autumn on

    I haven’t been immersed in roses enough to know any of the varieties, but in general, roses are stunning and unique and beautiful, and I love them! I think it’s amazing how you are working to preserve history though these special roses!

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  72. Sue Carbaugh on

    While I can’t say that I have a favorite variety, I am completely enthralled with the beauty of David Austen roses. This summer I hope to add a white rose of some type to the garden in memory of Maya, my daughter’s beloved Australian Shepherd.

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  73. Liza Swenn Martin on

    I was so very moved by the four part series on Anne and her Rose Journey. Recently I enjoyed the Greg Lowery piece. I cultivate all the rambling wild roses on my farm, put in rosa rugosa varieties and plant hybrid teas. I immediately went to Greg Lowery’s site But unless you live in the Pacific Northwest or fly there one can not buy from his collection. What a disapointment. I would be so thrilled to be able to buy vintage roses from a source that would ship to Southern Vermont. Winning a gift certificate would be the cherry on top!

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  74. Melodie on

    Devoniensis, cl. Tea. I have never experienced it firsthand but have admired its beauty from afar! If I am ever in a place where I believe a rose could do well there and live a full life it will be bought and grown! I have always dreamed of cream-colered roses growing up my house and this one is the perfect option. Able to grow 40 feet tall, double blooms, a lovely scent, and large gorgeous flowers… Someday! Also I live right near Rogue Valley Roses and had no idea it existed!! Will be stopping by to admire their selection.

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  75. Keri Hawkins on

    There are SO many roses to love! I’m enthralled with both the old and new varieties and can’t say I have a favorite one. That said, I do adore Princess Charlene de Monaco. It’s a prolific bloomer, fragrant, and has beautiful pale pink ruffled petals – just gorgeous!

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  76. Margaret on

    I love The Bishop rose. It blooms early and is a fetching violet color. It draped and bloomed over my boxwood. The scent is lovely. The blooms are small so I carry a bloom around with me in a tiny vase to smell all day long. When the main stems died, The Bishop left me 4 sons. I brought one to my new house and when he bloomed this Spring, I was filled with joy!

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  77. Meredith Brown on

    I would love to grow Bella Donna! The roses with so many petals are jaw-dropping gorgeous!!! They’re really elegant!

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  78. Heather Coleman on

    It’s hard to pick a true favorite, but New Dawn and Ash Wednesday are my top two. I thoroughly enjoyed watching episode one and seeing all of the “almost lost” roses you were able to harvest. Wishing you all the success in that endeavor.

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  79. Katelyn Wissinger on

    Thank you for working so hard to preserve old roses! I would love to grow the rose ‘Blush Noisette’; it’s such a soft pink and would grow beautiful up the wall near my front door.

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  80. Robin Goodman on

    I’m new to roses and would love to grow Paul’s Himalayan Musk Rambler from Rogue Valley Roses.

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  81. Natalie Tegarden on

    I have a few favorite roses that I grow…I love the color and form of Munstead Wood by David Austin. It also is the thorniest rose I grow, there is no stem that doesn’t have a thorn on it so I don’t cut it for arranging, I just enjoy it for me and not many plants get that honor in my yard. I was also gifted a cutting of Cecil Brunner back in my twenties by my mom’s now 75 year old best friend. I received it when I bought my first home and it travelled with me since when we eventually bought our farm. It holds a special place in my heart and I love the concept of gifted plants being like friendship bread where you share a small piece which can be shared infinitely with others. Lastly, I love my honey Dijon and earth Angel, both are lovely and great for cutting and probably my most used flowers for wedding work.
    I’m really enjoying your show, and as always, I’m on the watch for Timmie. His presence always makes me smile:)

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  82. Linda Hovgaard on

    I love any rare or heirloom rose such as the old European varieties. David Austin is one of my favorite breeders and I absolutely love the “peony like” look that many of his roses have. I currently grow some roses including miniatures but I’ve been wanting to add an old fashioned rose garden to my property for years. Winning a gift certificate from Rogue Valley Roses would lead the pathway to this project that has been in my back pocket for a long awaited time.

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  83. David on

    My favorite rose would have to be “Poets Wife” from David Austin. My grandmother (aka Bigmomma) passed her love of gardening down to me and in the past few years that passion has reignited.
    My Bigmomma who is like a mother to me, loved yellow roses and I share the same sentiments. She told me when I was young that a yellow rose meant a mother’s love. <3

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  84. Liv Mayoros on

    My favorite rose in my (still very small) collection is my white Eden rose! She got run over by a car this winter but is resiliently sending up new shoots despite the trauma and soul compaction. She shares her name with my beautiful daughter and (while I desperately hope my daughter never gets run over!) I hope my baby girl will learn this resilience and grow in the knowledge of how much we love her, just like her namesake Eden rose.

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  85. Dee Brewer on

    I would love the variety Golden Gate for the trellis entrance to my veggie garden. The blooms are glorious and hopefully the fragrance is, too!

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  86. nancy on

    I am a frustrated rose grower. I have “rescue roses” from my neighbor who neglected her plants and decided to dig the out. I would love a rose that grows without tons of intervention with chemicals. HELP!

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  87. davia mcnamara on

    i just started my rose garden this year and im loving every one that is blooming currently but i am very surprised that all my purple varieties are my actual favorite. they just all smell divine

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  88. Lacey terrill on

    I don’t currently have any rose varieties but I would love to have any of the ramblers or climbers, they give that nostalgia feeling and remind me of my Aunt. When I would spend weekends with her she had several of these varieties in her outdoor space and I always loved watching them climb all over the place. Of the current varieties I’ve seen through your show or searching through the recommended nurseries I love the Alchemist, gorgeous!

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  89. Lyndsey on

    I have a David Austin Lady of Shallot rose. I love the vibrant apricot color that fades so a soft apricot.

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  90. Alexandra Ellis on

    I have a crown princess margareta that is going to hit its stride this year and I cannot wait to enjoy the blooms!!

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  91. Elizabeth G on

    I love all these exotic styles like Ash Wednesday but since I live so far north, I’m so limited as to what I can plant. We recently moved and I uncovered a rose bush growing hidden in a tree bush. Excited to see if we get any blooms this year!

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  92. Tanya Jensen on

    I have a rose called Candy Cane. I hope this year that it has time to show it’s stripes before it’s petals burn after I relocated it to a new spot in the yard.

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  93. Brenda Veinotte on

    I love roses. My favorite right now is David Austin’s English shrub roses. I also love all the old fashion roses that remind me of my grandmothers’s rose garden.

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  94. Justin N on

    My favorite rose? That’s a hard question to answer. Whichever one grips my fancy at the moment! I have been smitten with roses for a decade or so. If I was forced to choose today, probably Desdemona (David Austin). She is in full bloom right now and that scent is hard to beat. A new favorite discovered last year is the hybrid tea Sweet Mademoiselle. The size, color, and scent of blooms are all AAA. I am also wading into the old rose waters as I nurse Duc de Fitzjames, a well-known centifolia. Tomorrow I might have a different answer!

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  95. Karen Wheeler on

    I love the scent of Souvenir de La Malmaison , a spectacular OGR Bourbon. Elie Beauvillain is a Climber I love. I saw it once break a telephone pole support in a San Jose garden. I love Sally Holmes too.

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  96. Brenna St Peter on

    I actually am in love with all of the different rambling roses! They give off this secret garden vibe that you just don’t get from the straight stemmed classic roses! I hope to add so many of these different climbing rose varieties to my forever garden some day! Thanks Erin for opening up my eyes to a flower that I have always overlooked!🤩🫶🏻

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  97. Susan on

    My very favorite rose is my first rose, Sunblaze Miniature Rose Sweet Sunblaze ‘Meitonje’ Meilland Star Roses. It’s a beautiful, lovely pink double bloom rose. I love a petite bouquet in a crystal bud vase on a bamboo tray with my teapot, cup and a doilie, enjoyed in my dear sweet cottage with light coming in the French doors . What joy this rose brings!

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  98. Michelle Fatovic on

    I have always loved roses. My favorite is a coral pink called Sonia, a tea rose. It was grown at a local wholesaler and was used in the flowershop where I worked part time when I was about 20 years old. Have not seen it for years but still love the coral colored roses. Have expanded that love of coral to include the poppy and the geranium. I love the David Austin English Shrub roses and climbers. Just starting on my garden at the house I live in now. I will retire in two years and 10 months and my passion is to work in the garden. My last garden had about 25 rose bushes but I had to leave them behind for the deer to eat the buds. This yard is fenced in the back so that will help. I can think of no better way to spend my time than to create a beautiful garden of roses and other flowers.

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  99. Sammie Cravens on

    I’m excited to expand my rose collection. Marianne is so pretty! Would love to add her!

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  100. Bonnie Schroader on

    I love roses! I bought my first 4 back in fall of 2019 and soon found myself obsessed. This weekend I will be planting up 6 more and will have 81 variations and 90 total roses. I am waiting with bated breath for them to start blooming (We’ve had crazy crazy weather too!) While I love all of the whites and pinks, I have become a little obsessed with Jude the Obscure and Roald Dahl. Their blooms are amazing and just that soft touch of yellow makes all of my pinks just come to life.

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  101. Shelly on

    What’s not to love in a rose! My current favorites are David Austin’s English shrub roses. I started a small collection a few years ago, but have now moved and am starting over with my collection. I love roses that have a scent! some of the David Austin roses I had were: Wolterton Old Hall, Lady of Shallot, Litchfield
    angel and Roald Dahl.

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  102. Sarah Hawkey on

    I am so inspired by these articles, thank you! It’s really hard to find old traditional roses in my area. I asked my local nurseries last spring when I bought my house and they didn’t know – so excited for these rose resources so I can start preserving old roses.

    After reading the articles on Anne’s garden and diving deep into the resources on the website her family now maintains, I would choose the varieties from the 17th century to plant first. Especially the Rose de Meaux. Plus a rambler for Anne.

    It’s taken me forever to figure out why I love Erin’s work so much – I’m a classical soprano not a flower farmer or floral designer – but I finally put it together. It’s legacy, preserving and re-invigorating the old things, giving them life. The last several years I’ve devoted myself to bringing the music of 17th century woman composer Barbara Strozzi to life, and hope to pass the love of it and other forgotten composers like her to the next generation of young singers.

    Legacy and passing along flowers, or music, all the beauty that connects us even back to the 1600s. What a connection! Thank you, Floret!

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  103. Heather on

    I love climbing roses! I have caught the rose “bug” and can’t get enough.
    My current favorite is: Mme Alfred Carriere.

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  104. Shaina on

    abraham darby rose. it reminds me of one of my cousins that I adored very much and lost to cancer. I would love to be able to build an arch and a bed full of these with a few others. I feel like I would never want to leave and sit around them.

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  105. Ashley on

    English roses! I have a small collection of David Austin’s in my front yard with a dream to build a gazebo and plant David Austin’s all around with lavender mixed in (my favorite combination!). What a dream! Thank you for introducing me to TFoVR!

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  106. Michelle on

    I just planted ‘Teasing Georgia’ to climb up the end of my clothesline, and I have a couple other spots I’d love to plant! “Kathleen” and “lyda rose” are on my wishlist

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  107. Nancy on

    When we had our farm, we had an old timey rose that my mother called seven sister rose. It was pink and covered the arbor over the swing and smelled heavenly. I would love to find this rose to purchase. Thank you sharing Anne with the world!

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  108. Carly on

    Beige roses! Because they look almost dead. And I would pair them with dark green and succulent, very alive foliage. They are beautiful!

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  109. Micayla on

    I’m going to name two- Koko loco and earth angel. I love the colors of koko loco and how it changes and I love the smell of earth angel. Earth angel just screams English cottage garden to me lol

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  110. Shannon Cannon on

    My Queen of Sweden is the first of my roses to greet me each Spring and she smells incredible! If there was one scent that I could smell for the rest of my life, I’d choose Queen of Sweden. Of course, I have more scents to experience. I am dying to grow Evelyn, but this year I’m looking forward to adding some moody purples. Maybe something like Plum Perfect?

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  111. Tami Rhodes on

    Erin, you are an amazing woman and I thank you for sharing your story with us. I would love to grow Bella Donna! I have never seen a rose like that in person and would love the chance to have it in my hands and smell the fragrance from it.

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  112. Jennifer Love on

    My favorite rose bush in my yard is (I believe) a Hybrid Pink Peace rose that was the only cutting that survived from several that I took from my grandmother’s yard before the house was torn down to make way for condos (UGH). My grandmother had a beautiful yard with many beautiful roses, peonies, tulips, and more. She won city beautification awards for her lovely yard. My yard is not nearly as beautiful, but I love my roses and I love the memories that come up every time that rose bush starts blooming. It is usually the first to bloom and usually the most hearty of the roses I have.

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  113. Anne on

    I love any rose with multiple sort of ombre colours. Right now my favorite might be distant drums. I have it in a pot and it’s just so healthy and hard working!

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  114. Anjum Tareen on

    I love fragrant roses. One I remember from my childhood, that my mother loved, was Tropicana.

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  115. Susan Schlieve on

    Being from WI, I have an extra affinity for Knock-Out Rose’s being bred by the former Horticultural director of our own Boerner Botanical Gardens. My favorite of those varieties is Ramblin’ Red.

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  116. Deborah on

    I’m still in search of the perfect rose for ‘right plant, right place’. I love any rose that is fragrant and would like to try Morden Blush and/or Bonita since I am a zone 4.

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  117. Susan on

    I love the David Austin roses! I had a selection at a previous home but unfortunately had to leave them behind. Now I have the perfect space and circumstances to start a new rose garden!

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  118. Jennifer on

    One of My Favorite roses is “Hot Cocoa” a floribunda rose with a Smokey Chocolate Orange colour .
    My daughter received one as a wedding gift14 years ago, which still brings her so much joy every year.
    It wasn’t enough to just steal picked roses from her bush, that I had to have my own.
    Thank you Erin for all your knowledge you share, as I try to pass it on to our next generation family members.

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  119. Lauriw on

    I adore my David Austin Gertrude Jekyll rose! I planted a Zephirinw Drouhinlate last summer and it has just started producing buds and I cannot wait to see what it looks like. My husband will be building an arbor for it to be transplanted to soon. Thank you for this amazing giveaway and all
    Of this incredible rose history and info you’ve compiled. What an amazing project. 😊❤️

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  120. Sarah on

    David Austin Clair is my all time favorite! I wish there were more local nurseries that stock David Austin roses, they are more disease resistant than tea roses.

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  121. Melissa Trojanoski on

    I bought my first rose last week – a David Austin Desdemona – and it smells amazing! I’m hoping to add a Senlitsu soon, they are gorgeous

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  122. Patricia on

    I hope to someday have a Zepherine Drouhin to go over an arbor. The one I saw was amazing and thornless!!!! How can you get any better than that?! =)

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  123. Janice Webb on

    I am trying to grow a couple of Cecile Bruner climbing roses. These are the closest that I can find to the little roses that covered a trellis by the back porch of our house while I was growing up. Just a little nostalgia in my old age.

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  124. Daphne Minkin on

    Oh goodness, I have loved them forever but always been gun shy at growing attempts. Knowing that Old English roses are especially hardy, I would love to try something in my cold and hard central Minnesota climate! I also have a curved garage roof just begging for trellis roses ala Nantucket!

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  125. Mackenzie on

    The previous owner of our property had planted a variety of pink roses when her daughter was born which I think is so sweet. Although I dont know the variety, I have come to love the beautiful pink flowers. I would love to grow the Bouquet Parfait roses, they have such a unique look!

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  126. Maylene W. on

    Roses were my gateway drug to gardening years ago. Bourbon roses are especially wonderful! I’ve also been down a rabbit hole with Bermuda class roses. I’d love to find a DA Christopher Marlowe, though!

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  127. Rachel Becerra on

    I’ve recently fallen back in love with roses. Replacing some old thorny bushes with a few David Austin roses was exactly what my garden needed. Tranquillity is a beautiful white rose that just brings calm and joy to the space. After watching season 2, I can’t wait to keep growing and expanding my collection of roses.

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  128. Shana Tundevold on

    I would love to grow a rose such as Golden Moss by Dot or a similar one with peachy/apricot tones and a peony like or “classic” rose look to it. I currently have 3 rose bushes in my yard that I have planted this year and last year and I anticipate that my love for roses, as well as my collection of them, will only continue to grow.

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  129. Gina on

    I love the Seven Sisters rose. It’s an old rambler that my grandmother had growing by her kitchen window and it was just beautiful. I hope to grow that variety one day on my balcony here in Los Angeles. It will be lovely to have that rambling rose and the memories that come with it.

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  130. Mary I Tolbert on

    It seems I have had roses blooming around me my whole life. I remember as a little girl helping my Grandmother care for her beautiful red, fragrant roses. Now that roses lives on in my garden. I don’t know the name of this rose. I only know that I’m grateful for all the memories with my Grandmother and that I can still enjoy this rose today.

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  131. Carolyn Phillips on

    I love David Austin’s Lady of Shallot. It’s coloring is sublime…

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  132. Morgan Anderson on

    This is my second season of growing roses. I really love the David Austin roses I have. My favorites are Queen of Sweden, Boscobel, and the Alnwick. The Alnwick’s scent is incredible!

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  133. Jamie Gadd on

    I love everything about Roses… the fragrance, the delicate beauty, and the sense of calm and peace that they bring on days when my anxiety is high. I love Rogue Valley Roses and would love to get some Ash Wednesday roses and so many others!! My dream is to have a rose garden one day that I can place a swing to relax in, have my quiet time, read and one day teach grandchildren and instill the love of roses in them.

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  134. April Thomas on

    The last plant my grandmother gave me was a Therese Bugnet rose. I love the look and scent of the rose, but remembering my grandmother each time I look at it makes it that much more special.

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  135. Sarah D. on

    I think I have a rose obsession, just can’t get enough of them. And I’ve really enjoyed learning more about them, from how to plant, to feeding them to pruning! As a result, it’s hard to nail down just one…but lately I’ve been loving Koko Loko – especially that matte light cocoa color it possesses. Absolutely loved this first rose episode of Season 2 – basically summed up how I feel about roses, and loved learning more about the Ramblers. :)

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  136. Amy Kaufman on

    I am a big fan of Abraham Darby because I have one in my front garden in Brooklyn, and when it is in bloom (now!), passers-by always stop to smell the roses. Several visitors have told me that they look forward to these roses every year.

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  137. Heather Jahn on

    I do not have any roses yet, but have slowly started a strong desire to start a patch in my yard. I would love to grow roses for 2 purposes. First, I would love to have roses that my girls can one day use in their wedding bouquets. In addition, I would love to grow roses that can be used to create rose petal jam in order to keep my Polish heritage alive. If given the gift card I plan to select varieties that my 2 girls love color wise and a variety that can be used in jams!

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  138. Cindy Dalton on

    Oh My! I love roses!! I have a garden with dark pinks, white, and orange varieties. I love to walk out amongst them. I love the Eden Rose that RogueValley has. The soft pink with white outside petals is so pretty. I love that itis a large flower climber. I have a perfect spot for it! Roses remind me so much of my grandmother and mom. Thank you for all your helpful information, Cindy

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  139. Amy on

    I’m not familiar with tons of roses but I love anything cream or apricot, and I love the apple blossom shapes like Sally Holmes! I have a small Bolero that’s about to bloom this spring, and we are building arbors soon and I want some beautiful climbers to cover them. Our first house after we were married had a dark pinky-red rose bush that I never loved. It just never seemed to be anything but wild and crazy! Then I realized it wanted to climb! So I bought it a trellis and it took off, so lovely! I drive by occasionally and it’s still there, growing away as pretty as ever. And I took some maternity pictures with a wild rose twice as tall as me, some of my very favorite pictures!

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  140. tobi on

    I don’t have any roses yet. I’ve been wanting to grow them for years. My aunt, who lives near me always had the prettiest rose garden. I love the super fluffy double bloom varieties. The light pinks and apricots are even icy greens are colors I’d strive to grow. I have a structure I’d like to try and grow a rambler on, as well as trying a bush variety.

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  141. Fran Rushing on

    This year will be the first time I have grown any rose. I have purchased one Evangeline rambler from Angel Gardens and plan to plant it in a “courtyard” area between the house and garage that gets full sun. I want to train it over an arch or trellis to help create a little cooler/shaded area there. I am looking forward to learning about roses and hopefully being able to add more. My mother had roses in her gardens when I was very young and I always enjoyed their beauty.

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  142. Bobbi on

    Forgot to include – my favorite rose variety lately is Cole’s Settlement which I found at the Antique Rose Emporium. This single petal rose is sooo dreamy – delicate, dainty and so feminine. The stamens look like little yellow eyelashes! Seeing it dance on a breezy day fills my heart with so much happiness!!!

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  143. Gwen Boulter on

    Your blog series on roses totally inspired me and I now have 2 different shrub roses in my garden: Munstead Wood and Lady of Shalott. These are my very first roses; I bought them as bare roots and I can’t wait to see them flower!

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  144. Leah on

    My favorite rose to grow is one from my Great-grandmothers garden. It’s the French Rose (Rosa Gallica) brought over to the states many years ago. It has been shared over the years to family members to honour our mothers and grandmothers.

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  145. Bobbi on

    Growing roses in the Texas heat where I live is a challenge and can sometimes be discouraging, so thank you for keeping the hope alive with these beautiful projects and inspiring stories! Can’t wait to see more on all things roses!!!

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  146. Donita Schindler on

    My favorite rose to grow is one from my Great-grandmothers garden. It’s the French Rose (Rosa Gallica) brought over to the states many years ago. It has been shared over the years to family members to honour our mothers and grandmothers.

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  147. Beth Haynes on

    Erin,
    Thanks always for all the love and energy you put into your posts and into your work. It shines through and your passion is not only inspiring, it’s contagious!!

    I have become a host to a handful of roses over the past 5 yrs and my fascination for them is ever growing with each season.

    This year I hope to add a russet to my family, more specifically the Black Tea!! Wow! Those cinnamon(+) hues have me star struck!!

    Thanks again! And good luck to everyone with the giveaway and with the growing season this year!!
    -B

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  148. Andrea on

    I’m just figuring out how and where to plant roses in my very shady yard, but I will figure it out! I just put in a new boundary fence and plan to get a “7 Sisters” to plant on one part of it. My grandmother loved this rose and each of her daughters have one as well. I want to add one to my plant collection from Nanny’s yard to remember her by.

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  149. Eden O’Meara on

    I am a big fan of the climbing Eden rose. Of course, because my name is Eden! I have a full yard that’s a blank canvas, ready to landscape with roses. This year, I hope to fill it with Eden climbing roses (among others) to complement the cutting garden I have already planted.

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  150. Tammy Wharton on

    I love the old English roses; one of my favorites is David Austin’s Teasing Georgia. I used it in my daughter’s wedding a couple of years ago. Another favorite that seems to grow well for me and I love it’s bloom shape is Augusta Louise. This flower led me on my wild passion for flowers about 9 years ago. I saw it in a bouquet at my husband’s college reunion at Yale. I had no idea what it was. After searching and searching I discovered it was Augusta Louise Rose. It took me a couple more years to actually get one as it was only available in Canada. But I did finally get one and I love it. In the meantime it helped fuel my obsession for peonies, roses, iris, lilies, and daylilies. My small suburban garden is now at capacity because my husband won’t let me till up all the grass. Thank you for sharing your flower journey. It is truly an inspiration!

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  151. Jodi on

    I would love to grow a climbing Eden rose. I only have a few roses but would really like to learn more and expand my garden!

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  152. Stacie Weyrauch on

    I currently have Koko Loco and LOVE her. She smells so good and I love the way she changes colors. A favorite rose that I don’t have in Ambridge. I live in zone 9b so growing peonies is not a possibility for me. This is part of why I love Ambridge so much. She had that full rounded cup shape with all her delicate petals.

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  153. Terry Rice on

    Every rose I look at is my favorite at that moment. Right now my favorite in my garden is Morden Sunrise…the scent is amazing!

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  154. Cara on

    I would truly love to add any rose that smells amazing with a strong fragrance to my garden. 💕💕💕

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  155. Judy Meek on

    I am new enough at this that I don’t have a favorite yet or else don’t know the name of it. I remember a pink rose my grandmother had that smelled heavenly! Would love to find that one again. We are soon to be building a house on my husband’s old home farm. I would love some climbing roses to grow over the fences.

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  156. Hillary Selfors on

    Rose gardening was what my mom and I did together. Her favorite rose was Pearly Gates, which is a stunning rose. Every time I tend it I remember her (she died 3 years ago), so Pearly Gates is my favorite.

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  157. Sarah on

    I’m hoping to grow “Amiable Rogue” or “Bella Donna” this year. I absolutely love full double petaled roses but haven’t yet added any to my garden.

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  158. Christy David on

    I live in South Louisiana and we have a very special rose here called the Katrina rose or Peggy Martin rose. Peggy grew lots and lots of roses. Hurricane Katrina hit her city in 2005 and her house and yard was under 20 feet of water.

    Weeks later, she returned home to find only one rose bush still alive. Cuttings from this one rose bush was given to family and it has been shared infinite times.

    The rose bush became known as the Katrina rose or Peggy Martin rose. I was lucky enough to get a cutting from my Mother before she passed away 3 years ago. The rose bush has grown beautifully in my yard and I get to share cuttings with others. This rose bush means the world to me and I treat it delicately like a baby. When it blooms, I see my Mom smiling in heaven.

    We survived one of the worst hurricanes in history. This rose is a symbol of strength and resilience, just like the people who live here.

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  159. Allison Schempp on

    I hope to grow “Jude the Obscure”! I love to apricot color and I’m so curious to know how it smells as I’ve heard that it smells unlike any other rose.

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  160. Melissa Kane on

    We’re hoping to grow “Bathsheba” this year. We love the full, ruffled blooms and apricot color that fades to almost cream at the outside. We hope to grow it up a pergola.

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  161. Barbara Berger on

    ‘The Fairy’ is one of my favorite pink shrub roses. I learned about it from an 80 yr old gardener when we bought her house in 1984. She began writing me letters from her assisted living and praised this rose that she said bloomed all summer right up until Thanksgiving here in Greenville SC. She planted it in her garden in the 1930’s. She was so happy that someone who loved gardening was going to live in her home of 60 years. I propagated the rose from cuttings and kept it going after I moved a couple of time but eventually lost it. This is one I would like to introduce in her memory to my current home garden.

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  162. Everett Jacobs on

    I have an “ancient” climbing rose that I rescued from my mother’s yard when she passed a few years ago. It was growing in her yard when she purchased the house in 1955. I have no idea what it’s name is but it resembles the “Joseph’s Coat” rose. Every time I see its blooms I am reminded of my childhood. I would be honored to add other “old” roses to my garden.

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  163. Andrea K on

    Two favorite roses are Austrian Copper for it’s color and fire and Angel Face for it’s color and fragrance.

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  164. Jenny Sterling on

    My Grandmother grew a Peace rose in her yard and she was the one that taught me a true love of flowers. Her yard is big and she put a new hydrangea, rose, lilac, peony, etc anywhere she saw a space that was begging to be used. She once stopped driving her car on the side of the road to dig up a butterfly milkweed, because she thought it was the most beautiful flower she’d ever seen and knew the highway lawn mowers would get it otherwise. She loved that rose and it bloomed despite being placed in a shady spot. She adored every bloom.

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  165. Tracey Sherman on

    English roses, of the David Austin variety, roses that unfurl with such delicacy and scent that they make my heart skip a beat, in hues of cream, butter, peach, and pink. That’s what I will plant in my garden someday.

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  166. April on

    My favorite (today) :) is Weeks Roses..Ebb Tide. A beautiful deep shade of purple I have never seen before. A mystical color I can imagine in a midnight garden. Excited to watch the Floret team bring the roses to Floret Flowers!

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  167. Tara M on

    Wow! I am so inspired to add an antique rose to my garden. I have thought the more disease resistant and constant blooming the better but now I can see the beauty in an old roses that blooms just once. I’m hooked!

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  168. Marissa on

    I’m much too new to this world to have a favorite but after reading the Anne Belovich interview I am more inspired than ever to keep figuring things out.

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  169. Kristina Zappavigna on

    This interview and the episode were so inspiring. My love of roses all started with my Cinco de Mayo Floribunda rose 🌹

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  170. Nan Siler on

    My favorite roses have to change and I’m on a quest! Since I had Covid in 2020, I can’t smell the ones in my garden anymore. I love climbing roses but just want to find some that I can smell to remind me of my mom’s rose garden.

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  171. Racheal Johnson on

    Cecile Brunner, a beautiful light pink climbing rose with wonderful fragrance. This is a favorite of mine because the plant was a start taken from my grandmas house after she passed away.

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  172. Kristin on

    I’m just learning about roses, they always seemed so daunting to care for but I have always loved their beauty and fragrance! I have a few hybrid tea rose bushes, because that’s what I could afford at the time, but I would love to have any David Austin roses. I’ve never encountered one that I didn’t like!

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  173. Elma on

    I am new to roses and have a few David Austin and some from heirloom roses!! I don’t have a favorite yet!!

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  174. Buttercup Saldana on

    I’m in love with Zephirine Drouhin, it’s a Bourbon rose. I lived in the Capay Valley in the 90s and planted one there, I have since moved, but still think about that rose. That thing just rambled everywhere!

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  175. Carol Dunn on

    I have a Paul Scarlett that my father gave me from his garden many years ago. He has since passed and each spring that rose brings his memory back to me. This year I am planning on finding an heirloom yellow climber.

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  176. Celine on

    I’m quite new to growing roses but have always been a fan of the rugosas, which do well in our harsh Canadian climate, and damasks, because of their phenomenal scent. I’d love to have either a “Therese Bugnet” or a “York and Lancaster” in my garden.

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  177. Marcia McAvoy on

    Thanks to Cascade Trail Farm in Lyman, Washington, I’ve discovered a rugosa rose “Blanc Double de Coubert”. A bright white fragrant rose with multiple blooms per stem and textured leaves, although extremely thorny. The Farm generously dug me some starts to plant in my garden. Has large orange-red hips in winter.

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  178. Kim Soldo on

    I have just moved to Grand Rapids, MI and can’t wait to add lovely roses to my new garden. I am in love with the Eden Rose variety. Admire the variegated color and form. So lovely!

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  179. Michelle on

    I planted a cream-colored crocus rose last year and it just started blooming. I love the delicate petals and how beautiful it is!

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  180. Victoria Way on

    Really excited about tiny blooms, like Oui or Sí, that feel like a surprise when you come upon them. Congratulations on Season 2! I’m enjoying it immensely.

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  181. Michelle on

    My very favorite roses are the David Austin’s. I couldn’t possibly choose just one , so please don’t ask me to. They are all wonderful.

    Thank you Erin for this more than wonderful television series. The rose episode actually had me in tears by the end.

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  182. Darcy on

    I love Sally Holmes sweet color and open style. I hope to find a healthy one to add to my garden this year.

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  183. chels on

    When I first started gardening I didn’t like roses at all. But when I got introduced to old varieties of roses, ramblers and climbers in particular, I actually started to like them. I’m somewhat new to roses so I don’t have a favorite yet, but I love the beauty of old roses and how special they are since they typically only bloom once a year.

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  184. Maggie MacDonell on

    I love all things pink!! I would love to add some climbing roses to my yard. I really love the Eden & Jeanie Lajoie!

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  185. Marley on

    I love climbing rose bushes! Hoping to grow Hettie or Clothilde Soupert along the fence line behind my garden this year. My neighbors always deliver a jelly jar full of their backyard roses on May Day every year and it’s made me love roses even more and want some of my own to carry on the tradition of sharing them.

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  186. Esther Heaper on

    I don’t have a favorite rose. I love so many, I can’t pick a favorite.

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  187. Janine Peak on

    The Fairy Climbing reminds me a time when I was raising my twins girls on our little farm. When we bought the home there was a fence and there was a climbing rose bush on it! Sweet memories!

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  188. Marta on

    I adore “Claire Austen” by David Austen. It’s a massive very fragrant climber. It’s a really full flower, with a cool shape and lovely color- creamy on the outside and kind of a soft gold on the inside.

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  189. Lisa Dowell on

    I’d like to add Cornelia to my rose garden this year. The description of her color, “opening dusky strawberry suffused with buff from dainty strawberry-colored buds,” has me very excited to see her in bloom!

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  190. Tori on

    While I’ve been dabbling in some of the more modern cut flower roses (16 new plants this year!!!), Double Delight is on of my favorites. My paternal grandmother gave my mother a cutting from her extensive rose collection, and I grew up the massive double colored blooms perfuming the house each year.

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  191. Sue Kilgore on

    I’m in love with the Robbie Burns that you showed on your Instagram reel!! I found some in England but I don’t know if you can get them back here in a plane or shipped!

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  192. Sean Brewster on

    I am growing Madame Hardy for the first time this season – anxiously awaiting the blooms on this old rose!

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  193. Mary Combs on

    I’d love to have Moore’s Striped Rugosa. It would look so stunning by our old red and white farmhouse!!

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  194. Morgan Gilbert on

    Duchesse de Montebello! The blooms remind me of a fluffy peony. I find myself drawn more to these types of roses.

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  195. Beccy on

    I keep thinking how amazing it is that you can look at the classes of roses together: I am reading an old book about the history of roses and it is describing the different classes and has some technical drawings, but it is just so hard to comprehend the differences without being able to SEE and EXPERIENCE them. Curating the collections is brilliant and I hope that it normalizes preservation of species for future generations to experience.

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  196. Lauren Ferkatch on

    I purchased my first David Austin rose last year, “James Galway” English climbing rose. I love the look and smell of the rose. It reminds me of my peonies that are currently blooming! I am looking forward to learning more about roses. Watching the first episode of Floret, Anne was inspirational.

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  197. Lauren Child on

    My favorite old rose is one given to me from a friend at Witherspoon Roses in NC. It is a hybrid tea called Medallion. The color, texture and size of these rose florets wows me every time I see it.

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  198. Beccy on

    My favorite rose right now is High Country Banshee. High Country Roses got it from a cemetery in their area and they discovered it is not Banshee, but don’t know what it is yet. I love a good mystery. 😂 It is a hardy climber, and blooms once a year. I am excited to see it fill in and grow.

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  199. Aubrey H. on

    Being an absolute beginner to rose gardening I haven’t had the chance to explore many varieties yet, but my favorite due to pure sentimentality is my ‘Lady of Shalott’ rose gifted to me from my sister for a birthday present. I protect it from our tenacious deer at all costs. I look forward to reading about rose varieties and adding more!

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  200. Sharon Hoskins on

    Pompon-Blanc-Parfait reminds me of a gorgeous peony. It would keep the season going!

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  201. Patty Luke on

    I am learning about roses. I love them all but the fragrant ones are my favorites. I love the pick for bouquets in the house!! Not sure I can pick a favorite!! I know I want to grow more!!!

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  202. Emily Filowiat on

    This is so tough to choose! I wouldn’t turn any rose away, I don’t think. They’re all so beautiful. But I do particularly love the Alchymist and Etain roses on their website. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for such a great opportunity!

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  203. Amanda W on

    Would love to add some more climbing roses to my collection – perhaps White New Dawn or Golden Rambler ✨

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  204. Heather Snippe on

    Just added 4 roses to our farm last year. Can’t wait to see Queen of Sweeden in all her glory.

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  205. Carolynn plowden on

    I simply would never turn a rose away but if I am to choose one that I would pick out to grow then Paul’s Himalayan musk rambler intrigues me for its romantic color and promise of an amazing scent

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  206. Jessalyn on

    I love the look of David Austin’s classic English roses – especially gentle hermoine and keira, almost like a cross between a peony & ranunculus

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  207. Amanda on

    My favorite variety is Alchemyst. The peach climber reminds me of the peaches every summer. Beautiful, cheery saucer shaped blooms.

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  208. Carla on

    After a surprising success (for me) with the fragrant Lady of Shallot, Munstead Wood and Margaret Merrill in my Olympic Peninsula yard, I took cuttings last year from two unknown roses in my parents’ southern California yard: a yellow rose that smells strongly of lemons, and a pink/white one that smells, well, like a rose! The cuttings survived an 85 degree day, a plane ride, ferry, ride, and bus ride home, followed by a winter on my kitchen table in a small pot in a baggie. I was amazed that no mold took over. Anyway, I now have three new roses in pots in my yard. They are growing fast, and I expect to put them out in the garden soil, soon. I would not have tried this without your articles on rose propagation, so, this is my rather long-winded Thank You for the inspiration and edification!

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  209. Kelsie on

    I’d love to grow Antike, New Dawn, and Blossomtime!

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  210. Carmen on

    It would have to be the first rose bush that I ever received, a Hansa Rose. My youngest son and his father gave it to me and surprisingly it survives our cold harsh winters. But because it was from them is why it’s my favorite.

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  211. Mary on

    I’ve dedicated my small garden to preserving old varieties of roses including rescuing old rose plants from 100 year old homes in Portland, OR. I plant my foster plants in my garden then give them away when they are healthy enough to go to other homes. I love rescuing old roses and would love to learn to propogate! (Happening this summer, baby)!

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  212. Maureen on

    ooooh, so hard to pick, but my favorite two are Golden Celebration and Cecile Brunner

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  213. Sarah Burns on

    I lost my sense of smell more than 20 years ago when I took a red Chuck Taylor to the face in the mosh pit of a punk show in San Fransisco. Other than dirt, body odor, cat pee and other nasty odors, the first thing I was really able to smell was a small peachy rose at the Portland Rose Garden called “Jude the Obscure.”

    I generally didn’t spend my time smelling roses because it seemed futile. My sister, who was given the middle name of Rose and has been obsessed ever since, insisted that we spend the first nice day of the summer after I moved back from my graduate studies in Philadelphia wandering the rose garden. From a distance I caught a slight taste of a sugary rose in the back of my throat, which sent me frantically trying to find the origin of the surprising sensation. When I finally found the scraggly little bush covered in beautiful peach flowers that I could SMELL, I started crying, loudly, in a crowded park.

    Now, my sister and I own a house together and Jude the rose is the first thing I see when I get home every day and I love it about all the others. (And I really love all the others too)

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  214. Melissa on

    I live in Florida, so any rose that smells wonderful and takes the Florida climate is my favorite. It could be any color, but I lean toward the blended colors. I have this dream of having a front porch rose garden. Just need to build that porch and I can get started,one day it will happen.

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  215. Geri Kern on

    I can not find the red roses my dad grew and now that I’m in the deep south I don’t know if they would survive here. He bought them from Walmart (back in the early days) and nurseries. He was a huge Dodge vehicle fan and we had a Chrysler Cordoba growing up. The roses were Cordobas and bright red like his beloved fire engines. He believed the only acceptable colors of roses, fire trucks, and lip stick were red …. I’d love to find them….. My daughter has been building my need to grow all the flowers and she loves roses. We recently bought a Butter colored rose that was named after Julia Child. IT’S JUST ABOUT TO BLOOM! Can you tell how excited I am?

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  216. Lauren on

    How do I pick?! I feel all roses are special but if I had to pick one rose, I think it would be earth angel. The way all of the soft pink petals are tightly packed in the rose almost resembles a peony!

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  217. Annamarie Witchet on

    Give me all the roses. I’m really enjoy reading the post here. They are extremely exciting and so full of information. Thank you for all the inspiration for my deep loves of roses and flowers of any kind.

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  218. Shaylee Reoch on

    I am new to roses, having been inspired to buy my first one after reading the interview Erin did with Anne Belovich. I chose a rose from David Austin; a shrub rose called the Olivia Rose Austin. I think I selected it as my favorite for the bright pink coloring that caught my eye and eventually led me to fall in love with its shape as well- the many petals that seem to keep pouring out of the bud and the not-so-perfect look appealed to me too. I fawn over the picture of what my rose will hopefully be in a couple of years and am so excited to let my heart fall deeply for the beauty of other varieties.

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  219. Patrick on

    I love Louise Odier! We have been through many ups and downs over the years. She struggles to have many blooms and then there are years she is the Queen of the Roses in my garden. I’ve studied the old roses for many years and choose her blooms, delicate branching and above all her intoxicating scent filling the entire garden beginning annually in May.

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  220. Mary Lenker on

    I have always been enchanted by climbing roses. The garden in my last home had a Queen Elizabeth Climber. I love the height of the plant and all of the flowers it produces. Currently I do not have a climbing rose but have been studying my garden to find the best place with the required amount of sunlight to grow a climber. I hope to give a home to a climbing rose in the near future!

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  221. Aimee Williams on

    I would love to plant a rambling rose with honeysuckle (the way you did) because it’s absolutely gorgeous and I never would have thought to put the two together without your inspiration! You constantly inspire me, in more ways than I could ever express, and I can’t thank you enough. I don’t know why it makes me so emotional learning about what you are doing to preserve these long lost ‘misfit’ roses but it literally brings tears to my eyes.

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  222. Liz Triggs on

    A local rose grower in my area has a rose called Violet’s Pride. It reminds me of the roses my grandmother had in her garden. Her ultimate pride and joy on her farm. They were very poor, but she made sure that her garden was always well cared for. And the roses smelled amazing!! I hope to bring more roses into my farm as it’s a completely new experience for me, but one I look forward to growing.

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  223. Becky B. on

    HA! This is like asking me to choose a favorite child! I love Climbing Eden because it reminds me of the creamy pink-tinged roses that were always on display in a florists shop on one of the main streets of Limoges, France when I lived there in my early 20s. I love Pinata because it grew with its fiesta of colors in the backyard of my childhood home–that very rosebush lives in my current backyard, a little worse for the wear after 40+years and a very big move. I love Sally Holmes because I first saw it growing–no, thriving gloriously in coastal Humboldt County, CA where my other rose transplants were less than happy with the damp foggy air. I love Mr. Lincoln–it’s rich scent perfumed the room my husband and I stayed in for our first anniversary. All flowers are memories for me and roses are some of the happiest!

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  224. Daria on

    The most tender memories from my childhood have always been associated with Gloria Dei roses. They always grew in my grandparents’ yard, and I spent every summer with them. Therefore, now I really want to grow them in my garden, in order to inhale the smell of these roses, at least move my thoughts to that happy time.

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  225. Tammi Goff on

    I think my favorite are Gallica roses. I remember my maternal grandmother had her urban yard covered in roses, mostly Grandiflora roses, but she had a few Gallicas that I adored & their fragrance always remind me of summer at her house.

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  226. Kulia on

    Looking at the Rogue Valley Website I am most intrigued by the Alba Maxima due to its rich history and beautiful crisp white blooms.

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  227. Judith M on

    The Ring of Fire hybrid tea rose is one of my favorites. The bright yellow/orange/red petals are exotic and eye-catching. And the rose bush offers so many blooms!

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  228. Kara Waples on

    My favorite rose variety is “Aschermittwoch” (Ash Wednesday). She was introduced in the 1950s! Soft color and fierce bloomer. Such a joy.

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  229. Heather on

    This year I am going to try some “Peachy Knockout Roses” that are hardy to Northern MN.

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  230. Debbie’s on

    Earth Angel from heirloom roses is my favorite so far because it looks like a peony. I just planted them last year though, so I have a ways to go, but I’m so very excited to watch them grow!

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  231. Sharon K. on

    I don’t have a favorite, there are so many beautiful ones to pick from. It’s funny though, I never thought I cared much for the single petals , but after tea this series I am interested in growing some.

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  232. Susan O'Halloran on

    My favorite rose is Louis Philippe. I didn’t learn the name of this rose until I was an adult, but I have been acquainted with it since I was a small child. My grandmother grew it in her yard and I loved to craft childish corsages from its big blousy blossoms embellished with dark satin ribbon. One problem, Louis Philippe’s blossoms drop their petals and shatter easily! So my corsages were very ephemeral.
    My mother grew a cutting of my grandmother’s rose in her yard. The Louis Philippe bushes in my garden are not cuttings from my childhood rose, but they take me back in time when I see their blossoms or smell their fragrance.

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  233. Paula Walton on

    My very favorite rose is an antique rose that was growing on top of a stone wall, in front of my 233 year old house, when I bought the house in 1990. I created a very small garden around the tiny rose bush, which has thin, delicate canes that are under three feet tall. The full, sweetly scented, pale pink rose blossoms often cause the the canes to bow down under their weight. Each blossom only blooms for a few days before shattering and sprinkling it’s petals all around. I have never been able to identify this rose, so I think of it as Sophronia’s rose, after the name of a young bride who moved into the house in 1829. It’s roses are a fleeting joy, which steadfastly return each spring year after year. I love it dearly for it’s glorious fragrance, it’s small lush blossoms, and it’s sheer tenacity.

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  234. Sophie Schoenebaum on

    When we bought our house 7 year ago, it came with 15 well established rose bushes of different varieties. I have worked hard to learn how to keep them happy and healthy and thanks to the rose episode of growing floret I have realized we have ramblers! I love to think about how even though our home has passed to many new bands, the roses have been loved and maintained for a very long time. Our home is from the 50’s. Thanks!

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  235. Bonnie on

    Variegata di Bologna is a top favorite, I have grown in at every home I have lived in. The cheery purplish/red variegation over a very full double white background is so beautiful and the smell is heavenly. I also love the old polyantha, Excellenz von Schubert, it has wonderful sprays of dusty purple miniature blooms. I can’t live without either of these two beauties…..oh, and Buff Beauty. And Crepescule, a Tea-Noisette, a great apricot treasure and Alchymist is also absolutely to die for!!!

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  236. Courtney Ross on

    I don’t know many varieties yet but I love how many there are! I bought two small bushes for our backyard last year and am so excited to see them bloom for a second year!

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  237. Dara Namanny on

    My dear Auntie Margie worked many years in the Rogue Valley of Oregon for a well-known rose distributor. She was known not only for her fiery red hair, but also for the avenue of gorgeous tree roses that grew along her side yard. I spent many summer evenings in my youth adoring those fragrant blooms which proved to be the genesis of my love for flowers, especially roses. Of my own garden roses, the favorite changes from season to season. Most recently, David Austin’s Eustacia Vye has especially captured my heart. I love her first for her British-ness, but also for her soft peachy-pink color, outstanding fragrance, vigorous growth habit, and tolerance for part shade. She’s a real gem!

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  238. Margaret Nelson on

    My favorite rose is ‘Souvenir de St Anne’s’. It has a strong and very lovely fragrance and blooms consistently from spring through fall. The buds begin pink and gradually become paler until the flower looks white. Visitors love it too. No disease problems in the Seattle area. A very dependable Bourbon and has been a great success for at least 10 years in our garden.

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  239. Mariah on

    Don’t have one particular variety that’s a favorite BUT David Austin just came out with their new Dannahue variety that does well in shadier areas (which cover most of our property) and is peachy colored!!

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  240. Heather on

    I love wild roses. We live in the pacific northwest and i love the wild pink roses – they smell so go and have great hips!

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  241. Monica DeMars on

    I don’t know much about growing roses but they are so beautiful and wonderfully scented. I’m intrigued like everyone with the David Austin roses. I’ve never seen anything like them before. I would love to have a trailing one. Thanks for this study on roses. I’m looking forward to it.

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  242. Geetha Raghunathan on

    I love the old roses and don’t have any favorites as such as I just cannot resist adding them and hoping they make it!! Fortunately some of the roses do tolerate me and love me and I am so grateful for that as I am just not a born gardener but wanna be…:( And I haven’t given up to this day so thank God for that. And Rogue Valley has always come through for me and they really are an amazing nursery!

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  243. Ann Brown on

    I have learned that I have a major weakness for Roses. It doesn’t matter the color or the style, I just love them. I try to incorporate something different each year into my garden. Red roses are my real Weakness.

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  244. Julia Vickery on

    I’ve always loved flowers because I relate them to people in my life. I have a special place for a rose in my heart in remembrance for my great grandmother. Hers was planted beside the steps onto her porch. The smell was wonderful, they were small, blush pink, variety I have no idea.
    I have several roses planted but my favorite is a Peggy Martin rose. It seems the closest to my gr. grandma’s. I think k it’s considered a rambler, and she has grown! I love how messy and beautiful she is on my fence.

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  245. Sarah Kishi on

    I have a John Calbot Rose in my garden. I heard it’s a special breed created to survive in Canada and it’s done so well. It’s become one of my best friends in the garden.

    I’ve tried others and haven’t had as much luck, but I would love to a big pink climbing rose established.

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  246. Maryrose on

    Mary Rose: English Shrub Rose Bred By David Austin it’s a beautiful pink rose. I purchased a sad looking rose called Don Juan at Kmart for $3. This beautiful climbing rose was a deep red and very fragrant. It graced my garden for more than 15 years.

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  247. Christina Hanson on

    While I don’t have a specific rose, I would love to purchase a peach or pale yellow climbing rose to start training up a trellis along the side of my house. I’ve always wanted to try that and this episode is inspiring me to finally try it!

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  248. Aleta Maki on

    I just purchased some fragrant David Austin roses, and I hope they thrive this year!

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  249. Amanda on

    My favorite rose in my garden is Wollerton Old Hall. It’s the first one I purchased just 3 years ago.

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  250. Sierra on

    Before your posts about rose preservation, I never really thought about roses and the history they hold. It is so inspiring hearing about people’s hard work and passion for roses. Currently I find climbing roses and ramblers fascinating. I am so amazed by how many varieties are out there in the world and how massive they can grow; So stunning!

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  251. Ashlin Wilson on

    I have always seen Ebb Tide in catalogues and wished I could put it in my garden. My mother in law made this dream a reality this spring! I can’t wait to see it in person. I love the dark moody super fragrant roses! They are my favorite. A really amazing orange rose is always wonderful to look at too.

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  252. Sally Beach on

    One of my favorite roses is the Rio Samba rose.
    Thank you for all of the inspiration!😊

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  253. Jessa on

    I adore the resources that you’re putting together! Thanks for all of the thought and planning that went into it!

    I’m holding I’ll have the space to grow a couple of climbers soon. Alchemist is so dreamy!

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  254. Jenni on

    Thank you for putting this together and sharing this!! I have a few roses, including a couple Peggy Martin roses, knock outs and a few others. It has just been in the last couple years that I truly began to love them for their beauty. I always thought roses were beautiful, but now I understand how so many people truly love roses so much.

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  255. Shannon Schiavone on

    I planted a rose garden last year, my favorite rose was a champagne it was a soft white with a tint of pink and my husband’s was 4th of July, a climber, he loves that it is yellowish with red on the rim. We sit on a slider chair that we share and enjoy the coolness of the morning and the color of the roses against the white of the house.

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  256. Crystal Willard on

    I am still new to this all! The last 2 season I went bonkers buying roses from Menergrie, DA and Grace Rose Farm… only to find this 😭😭😭😭😭. I should have been much more patient!!!! Lord willing, we will purchase the 35 acres next to us and we can grow into that with some special varieties! I have 1054 bare roots growing currently. Did I listen to any of your advice to go slow… NOPE and now I am feeling it! It’s both beautiful and what in the world did I do!!! We shall see. This whole season 2 is amazing! Episode 2!!! I am so thankful you are standing up and voicing the concerns on not locally sourced! Many do not, it will be very interesting to see how God paces away thru you and your courage! Very proud of you, your husband, Nina!!! Can we give a shout out to her appearance this year!! I love that she relates to a thorny tough rose!!! Love it all, such a beautiful job Team Floret and camera crew!

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  257. Danielle on

    It would be a dream to grow Tea Clipper – it’s such a dreamy variety! Loved episode one of season 2 and how it prompted the viewer to think about what legacy means to us.

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  258. Sally Poppema on

    I have two David Austin roses. I’m trying to improve the looks of them so they look healthier. So far so good.

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  259. Aletha on

    Amazong article and giveaway. Can’t wait to see the rose gardens you are creating. I only have a few rose bushes but love my pink knock out roses so much. The bloomed from June to November last year in Zone 4.

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  260. Teri on

    Any rose those will thrive in hot, humid north Florida

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  261. Kari Ward on

    My favorite rose is one I do not know the name. It is one that was given to me many years ago when I was working in a growers greenhouse. The buyer was going to just throw out the group he ordered because they were the wrong variety. They are a zone 5 plant and I live in zone 4. Needless to say I baby these beautiful palest pink and white small flower that blooms much of the summer. I look forward to enjoying this special rose.

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  262. Jessica Meister on

    I didn’t think I liked roses. Watching the first episode yesterday reminded me of my grandpa’s rose bush. It always smelled like berries and I remember thinking it odd that he cared for a rose bush (he’s the typical 84 year old man who doesn’t show emotion). I’m going to ask him the variety next time I see him, and when he passes, I want to adopt his rose bush (or at least a cutting!). I love the idea of preserving rare, old roses. I never would have been exposed to this idea without season two. Thank you, Floret!

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  263. Wanda Hendricks on

    I have just planted Gertrude Jekyll. I m so excited to see it bloom.wanda Hendricks

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  264. Karlee Waddoups on

    We just finished building our house on 5.6 acres and I look forward to growing any and all roses that will work with our zone 4. I’d love a trellis of roses. Also, we have high winds here, so something sturdy might be better.

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  265. Karen Fowler on

    I have purchased several David Austin roses to start this year. Olivia Rose Austin and Strawberry Hill. I love the light pink and cabbage look to the roses.

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  266. Amands on

    I am super excited to add a few David Austin’s to my garden this year. The one I’m most excited is Roald Dahl because one, loved the books growing up and two, the color is the perfect gold. I think it’s so amazing you’re taking this one and making it widely know. It’s sad when so much information gets lost!!!

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  267. April on

    My favorite rose has been passed to me from my grandmother. I rooted a cutting and it’s now big and beautiful growing in my garden. I’m not sure if the name of the variety is correct however she called it the seven sisters. It’s pink and grows in a cluster. I have different array of roses growing. I love the different shapes, sizes and smells.

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  268. Patty A on

    I’m looking to add Grandma’s Hat to my garden. A rose knowledgeable friend mentioned it to me and then I see it listed in your post. I think that’s a sign!

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  269. Kira on

    One of my favorite old varieties of roses is Old Blush. It’s not necessarily good for cutting, but it does keep blooming all throughout spring and summer and even well into fall in my area. I especially love how disease resistant it is as I’m from an area with particularly long summers and extremely high humidity! Also, the smell of this pink beauty is to die for and it even produces lovely orange hips in the winter which are excellent for teas and jam! Love, love, love this old rose. And, I know nobody necessarily asked, but a great place to order roses is from The Antique Rose Emporium. They are wonderful! They have excellent return and plant life policies (just in case!), reasonable shipping rates, and they specialize in preserving old/antique varieties!

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  270. Mallory on

    Agnes Rose – want to incorporate more softer yellows and for the smell ! My grandfather use to have them and they are so delicate and beautiful

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  271. Jillian on

    My favorite from Rogue Valley is the Oshun! My grandpa loved any rose in the orange family and I love how full and peony-like Oshun is!

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  272. Anna on

    My family has a rose that has been propagated and passed through at least 5 generations that we know of. It was a mystery variety until a few years ago when we finally figured out it was a Shailer’s Provence. Only blooms once, but the smell is unlike anything else. Hope to always have it and keep it going.

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  273. Christie Maslanka on

    Pope John Paul II rose is the first ever I want to add to my garden <3

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  274. Chelsey on

    Current favorite is the apricot peach drift rose

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  275. Alexis Davis on

    My favorite is the first rose I’m growing ever this season – Eden climbing rose 🤍💗

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  276. Sandra Carr on

    I can’t wait to watch this episode. I have dreamed of having a rose garden for years in memory of my great-grandmother. I stumbled upon Grace Rose Farms and have been amazed by the world of roses. I have planted almost 50 rose bushes this year and it brings me so much joy seeing them bloom now. I cant even pick one, I love them all.

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  277. Kimberly on

    Well now, I don’t know which one to grow. We live at 6500’ outside Denver. I love the idea that there may be some old roses that could handle our climate and I would live a rambler for a stone wall on our property!

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  278. Gina B on

    I didn’t realize until reading your blog about the many varieties of roses. I’ve never grown roses but would love to have something like the Baltimore Belle growing in my garden!

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  279. Brittany wolf on

    My current favorite is David Austin Queen of Sweden but honestly I’ve never met a rose I didn’t adore. I love how they can be very simple, super intricate, smell intoxicating and just bring the biggest smile to my face.

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  280. Meghan on

    I have always loved roses but I had like bushes from Lowe’s with the traditional type. I don’t even know what they are called…. I never knew there was sooo much variety within roses alone. So much to learn and enjoy their beauty :)

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  281. debi weinberg on

    When I bought the house of my dreams, I planted a rose called Eiffle Tower. Long stemmed pink fragrant tea rose. I watched those stems, eager to have long stemmed roses in my house. The night before I was ready to cut them, the deer chomped those buds. I haven’t planted roses since. Maybe the tall rodents leave the heirlooms alone.

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  282. Amanda Murphy on

    David Austin’s Benjamin Britten has become a new favorite for me. We planted it last year. The blooms were so beautiful and eye catching. I’m typically not drawn to a red rose, but this one is the exception for sure!

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  283. Sam Ronci on

    This episode moved me to tears. It was so so beautiful the connection that was made with these passionate growers, the preservation, and the honor of their work and expertise. I’ve never tried growing roses as I’m in zone 4, but after this episode, I was shopping! I’m hoping to add Queen of Sweden this year.

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  284. Sarah Rattaseri on

    I love the Princess Charlene De Monaco because it has so many luscious petals. It’s the rose of my dreams.

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  285. Tammy on

    Lady of Shalott does so well in so many places. I have three all growing together and this year’s first flush was fantastic (year 4).

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  286. Tammy on

    Oh, how I loved this episode! I used to think that I didn’t like roses, because of course growing up all anyone had were fussy diva Hybrid Teas. Ha ha. Then, about 20 years ago, a friend said, “Oh, you have to order the catalog from David Austin Roses.” Well, that did it, of course. We lived in a tiny apartment, and then on the farm where I worked and taught kids environmental science classes, and then when we finally bought our first house, the space with full sun was tiny, and I did get Crown Princess Margerita, but that was it for that space. Fast forward – we moved back home to the beach in Delaware, and had a lot of big things happen in our family over the next couple of years, and then COVID, and I was designing and putting in a habitat garden for native wildlife first (one of the things that I used to teach, and my kids’ homeschool during that first COVID spring). All through these years, I would get the DA catalog every year, and fold down the corners of the pages of all of the beautiful roses that I would one day order. After the habitat garden got going, the next year I thought that I would focus on ordering a few of those long longed-for David Austins. Luckily, I just got into the rose groups and research and discovered that SO many of my favorites had recently been retired or were on the list to retire that year. My husband was like, “What is going on? There are 30 roses in pots in the front yard!” I explained that it was at least 15 years of rose purchases that I had not been making all saved up and done that year, as they were no longer going to be available! After about 2 years, I have about 70 total roses, not all David Austin, but many.

    So, my favorite right now, and most of mine aren’t old enough to have hit their stride for real, is Benjamin Britten, followed closely by Gabriel Oak, and of course Evelyn. I have one rambler and she has her very first blooms right now, and that is Baltimore Belle. I also love Penelope and I think Souvenir de la Malmaison would be high on my list if thrips hadn’t taken that first flush. Waiting on some beneficial nematodes to go to work on those guys, so I disbudded most of her first set.

    I did buy the first of Anne’s book immediately after your blog series was released, and I was so inspired. I LOVED THIS FIRST EPISODE! Thanks, as always, for all of the education and all that you give to all of us.

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  287. Kelly Dundule on

    I’ve been eyeing Lady of Shalott from the David Austin collection for a couple years and would love to get one in this year.

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  288. Cara on

    Love learning all these new things about roses! I’m hoping to start growing moonlight in Paris and Penelope rose shrubs next year at the front of our home. It’s just too much sun for the rhododendrons and so I’m hoping these roses will love the sunlight and grow quite large and striking!

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  289. Tammy Schmer on

    Growing up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, my mom’s hobby was growing roses. She passed away 24 years ago. About 20 yrs ago I took up her passion for growing roses. At the time, I lived in a little town of Pahrump, Nevada. I had over 30 different varieties that lined the driveway and other landscape areas. Each week due to the weather climate, I had a bouquet of blooms they I would take to the bank I worked at and each workstation and desk had a beautiful arrangement. About 15 years ago we moved back to Colorado a little town of Hillrose, Colorado. I planted 20 varieties and sadly all but two have died. They tend to do better when I ignore them. My favorite varieties were Chicago Peace, Double Delight, and the hard to find Lavender fragrance of a Barbara Streisand.

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  290. Brooke Alexander on

    I just planted 2 rose bushes, and excited to see them bloom and continue to grow- Summer romance (vibrant pink) and Violets pride (pale purple). I plan to add more variety to my flower garden this year!

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  291. Jennifer on

    I absolutely love heirloom roses! My latest favorite is Stanwell Perpetual. Delicate blush-pink blooms and the scent is pure heaven. I am so excited to see you working to preserve the old varieties. Thank you for sharing this journey with us and giving more resources for finding these rare beauties.

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  292. Anne Ball on

    We love our New Dawn. It’s been difficult to find a climber that doesn’t die to the ground every winter. This one has finally grown up our arbor and is staying put! It’s her second year and we can’t wait to see her blooms.

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  293. Katherine Horton on

    Over the years I have slowly added to my rose collection. I have enjoyed growing David Austin Roses. This year I have explored more ways to care for my roses and it has payed off. My roses are greener and growing taller with more buds. During this growing season I have added 3 new roses, which are Poets Wife(beautiful deep yellow – so excited) Munstead rose(deep, dark reddish purple) and Darcey Russell(lighter red). So excited. Next year I’m looking forward to add more of a tea rose variety. I’ve seen some awesome multicolored ones. But since reading some of your posts, I might try some older varieties!

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  294. Sarah B Lewis on

    I have not grown roses prior to this. We just planted our first rose on our farm (yellow from Aldi’s LOL!), and I do not even know the name of it. I grow many flowers in my hoop house, but this is my first venture into roses. Yellow is my favorite rose to receive.

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  295. Jen Koym on

    My favorite rose that we grow is David Austin’s Eustacia Vye. It is such a beautiful color of pink, a prolific bloomer, and has not had much issue with the dreaded black spot!

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  296. Tammy Schmer on

    Growing up in Colorado Springs, Co. my mom’s hobby was growing Roses. She passed away 24 yrs ago. About 20 yrs ago I began to take over her passion of growing roses. I was living in a little town known as Pahrump Nevada at the time. I had over 30 varieties of roses which would bloom regularly due to the excellent weather conditions. So, nearly every week I would gather a bundle and make bouquets to take to the bank I worked at and every desk and work station had a beautiful arrangement. About 15 years ago, we moved back to Colorado a small town of Hillrose, Colorado. I planted over 20 varieties of roses. Sadly, they haven’t fared as well as Nevada and I have lost all but two of them. The ones I have I found do best when they are neglected. My favorite were Chicago Peace, Double Delights, and a very hard one to find Barbara Streisand with a beautiful Lavendar fragrance.

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  297. Amy on

    As a newcomer to the world of roses, I haven’t yet discovered a favorite. However, I find myself naturally drawn to the unique and wonderfully fragrant varieties.

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  298. Ellen Y on

    I love Carding Mill – love the peachy/apricot color, and the name has special meaning to our family as well!!

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  299. Cathie Papantonio on

    We love Abraham Darby. Strong bush, lovely color that varies some with the seasons, wonderful fragrance, strong stems, and easy to remove few big thorns. A favorite for years now out of 65 rose bushes.

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  300. Rebecca Byrne on

    I’m a sucker for yellow roses, and the Joyce Bardon is tricky! It looks like it’s going to be a peony, but it’s the perfect yellow rose!

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  301. Sarah B on

    My favorites are the crown princess margareta, David Austin Rose Peach Juliet Ausgameson, and Ginger Syllabub. I love all the peachy/apricot colors of heirloom roses!

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  302. Torrie on

    I am so inspired by your work (and always have been), and these new forward-thinking projects you’ve been taking on are truly amazing. I love what you’re putting out into the world.

    I first learned about David Austin roses when I got into the flower farming world, and at first I wrote them off as not being super practical for our business. However, I just couldn’t stay away, and now I’m determined to change my former rose killer status into rosarian, and we now are well on our way to that goal. I can definitely see this burgeoning passion I’ve found for roses grow into something much larger.

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  303. Nicholas V on

    I would love to grow Oshun. Paul’s roses always look great.

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  304. Kathy on

    My favorite rose was a David Austin shrub rose that I had planted when I first moved into my house over 30 years ago. It was a yellow rose that started out as a lovely apricot colored bud. The exact name escapes me right now, Graham Thomas maybe? Sadly, it did not survive one very frigid winter here in northwest Pennsylvania

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  305. Shelly on

    I am new to roses I don’t have a favorite yet. I lean toward the highly fragerent. After reading your blog about your meeting Ann the first time . You convinced me to give roses a try . I promptly purchased three climbers from David Austin and two roses from Menagerie Flower Farm. Hope I will so I can try a few more. Thanks for all you do .

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  306. Carissa Fleming on

    Eglantyne English shrub rose bred by David Austin. The form and fragrance transport me to an English garden. Equally lovely in a border or bouquet with pale colored peonies.

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  307. Hannah on

    Duchesse de Montebello- because it is disease resistant, shade tolerant, does well in my zone, and is an heirloom variety.

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  308. Julia dB on

    I think my current favourite is a climber/rambler I put in last year. It’s just pushing out it’s first buds, and even though I haven’t seen it bloom before, I am enchanted because of seeing a rose which is bred for my location and conditions be so vigorous in the garden. It’s called John Cabot rose and it’s soooo healthy.

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  309. Kim Decker on

    I’m not very familiar with many roses, I’m a newbie. But any older David Austin would be lovely!

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  310. Rob on

    I love the James Gallway rose because it is the first rose I ever planted!

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  311. Gail O’Hern on

    I am planting 3 New Dawn rose plants along a new handcrafted split log fence at the property frontage. It is reintroducing them and harkens back to when I first laid eyes on them off the coast of New England on a faraway island.

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  312. Lisa Hensel on

    I just absolutely love Jude the Obscure. The color and the fragrance are magical.

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  313. Charity on

    Princess Grace is a favorite currently growing. One I want to grow is David Austin = Charity (Auswasher)
    BUT = She’s only available to specialty growers… she is BEAUTIFUL!

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  314. Kym on

    I love Mr. Lincoln. Because I have a son, Lincoln, but I loved it before I even thought of having him. I love the deep red color! I also love Home & Family. White roses have long been my favorite. My husband and I planted one on our property when we were dating. It is my heartiest rose now – 7 years later.

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  315. Lyndsay Lind on

    Crown Princess Margareta. The color is incredible!

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  316. Kim Cooper on

    Abraham Darby! Love the fragrance and delicious colors and flower shape and everything about this flower. 1985 David Austin.

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  317. Verena Kuret on

    Living in a zone 3/4, I’m limited with which roses will grow here. I love the John Davis Rose – its a fragrant, prolific, and hardy climbing pink rose. It reminds me of the rose bush growing in my childhood home in Vancouver BC.

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  318. Lisa Rauh on

    There are a few people left in this world that make others stand up and take notice and Erin you are one of those people, The story you shared about miss Anne,makes you want to sit on a stoop like a small child with your hands folded intently listening to everything that is said it must have been like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow having her in your orbit lucky you and lucky us that you are sharing your gifts and knowledge it’s a wonderful rabbit hole reading and watching what you and your team are up to some people are just infectious and it just makes a person want to believe and be courageous and daring and remarkable . I’m inspired to move back home and start my dream farm and guess what ladies I’m not to old after all !!!

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  319. Nerissa Van Grouw on

    Is it possible to have a favourite? I fall in love with every single one of them, although the soft peachy, pink and white ones do hold a special place in my heart (specifically the Dave Austin’s English Rose called The Shepherdess). There is something so elegant about it that draws your eyes to it and you can’t help but admire the elegancy that is has.

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  320. Leila James on

    I love the beauty of roses. Our home in Kentucky has a rambler rose that had little white tiny flowers and it only bloomed once at the beginning of summer. I tried to use a trellis to contain it and I would cut it back each year. I don’t know much about roses, but I want to learn.

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  321. Lorielle E Agraso on

    Oh, so many to choose from… I am in love with the honey dijon colors… but my favorite that keeps me coming back each bloom would be Jude the Obscure. I love this scent and how delicate each rose bud is.

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  322. Madison Post on

    I’ve been growing modern roses for years, and I have many favorites. I’m passionate about finding roses that thrive in my NE Iowa climate, and I have around 50 different varieties in my collection so far. Currently I’d say my all-around best rose is Princess Charlene de Monaco. I’m finally dabbling into Old Roses, and the infamous “Madame Isaac Pereire” beginning to bloom for me at the moment. The fragrance is beyond words, and I’m hoping I can keep it happy with enough winter protection here in Iowa. If I can convince her to thrive, I can easily see Mme Pereire becoming a favorite.

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  323. Ashley Thompson on

    So hard to pick a favorite! Buff Beauty, Valencia, Lady Ashe and Great Maiden’s Blush are probably at the top of my list. They all have a lovely strong fragrance, but also gorgeous blooms. Valencia’s blooms are huge—6-7 inches across. And Lady Ashe just covers herself in lovely pink, peachy, coral, salmon very full blooms in more of a classic rose shape that holds up well for days in a vase.

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  324. Cindy Cunningham on

    Duchess de Montebello
    That pink with a swirly pattern in the middle!
    It reminds me of my friend who just passed away at 94. He was living on his farm in MN. He was the 4th generation to live in his farmhouse. The place were my dad cut hay in the summer and where Melvin planted super sweet corn by hand/ harvesting by hand picking when mature.
    He let this beautiful pink rose bush climb up the side of his house. It provided nesting spots for all kinds of birds. Maybe it was a ramble rose but I never knew it’s name. The fragrance permeated the yard and was intoxicating. Missing his simple life. The man with an eternal smile.

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  325. Stephanie Stone on

    My favorite is always the one that is blooming.
    I have added a bunch of icebergs because they are just such hard workers and they make me smile. I love the flouncy, frothy white blooms.
    This year I am going to focus on fragrance and I am excited to welcome a lot of super scenters. I’m looking forward to that!

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  326. Adrienne on

    My favorite rose and the first one I planted in my garden is David Austin ‘Eglantyne’. The scent is amazing and the bud is so beautiful as it opens. Because of this rose, I am now addicted and buy at least 4 a year. I can always manage to find new places for roses!

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  327. Amanda Maphet on

    I love climbing roses in particular. I just saw the Bleu Magenta for the first time and absolutely love it. The climbing roses have always reminded me of the secret garden.

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  328. Aly Bundy on

    I love the Julia Child rose! Reminds me of my Grandma and her amazing flower garden in So Cal.. I loved helping her tend those roses!!

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  329. Megan on

    I am relatively new to gardening and don’t have any roses but my mind is blown at how many varieties there are on the Rogue Vally Roses site! I would love to live somewhere in the future with enough space outside to have several types, maybe some climbing ones?

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  330. Angela Hicks on

    I have a David Austin ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ climbing up the side of my porch. It only blooms once a year for two weeks, but my, how lovely those two weeks are! Folks actually stop and ask what variety it is.

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  331. Jill on

    There are so many pretty roses, but I love fragrant roses the most, which are hard to find. Soft peaches, creamy whites and bright reds. I love the look of climbing rises, and have always wanted one of my own.

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  332. Lisa on

    My favorite rose is the Julia Child. I adore the vibrant yellow color and the very mild scent. I had them all over my California garden. Now I have moved to Summerville SC and am
    Starting all over again. I have red knockout roses here. A new and exciting adventure. Love the new season!

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  333. Britni on

    The Floribunda variety has to be my favorite as the fullness of the flower is so breathtaking. I’d take one in every color if I could!

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  334. ktimbarr on

    We used to have a garden full of Old English roses. The last one we planted was Evelyn which we planted after my mom (Evelyn of course) passed away. However, we live in a suburban area where the deer have no natural predators, their quantities are growing exponentially, and their love for the taste of heirloom roses is unstoppable. With that, we have switched from roses to hydrangeas in the garden, but fondly remember those beautiful bouquets of stunning heirlooms in the kitchen all summer.

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  335. Amanda on

    I’m just learning to grow and am in love with my Wollerton Hall David Austin rose. And I can’t wait to find a pink climbing rose to compliment it! What a fun blog post and giveaway!

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  336. Debbie Dowling on

    My favorite memory is a miniature yellow tea rose that my dad had in a pot and planted it his front flower bed. He received it when my mom (dad’s wife for 61 years and 2 days) died from complications of dementia. He loved showing me the blooms every year when I came to visit. In his honor, I often gift a tea rose when a friend loses a loved one. My dad’s love of flowers and gardening is one of the legacies he left me after his passing the day before my birthday at the age of 94.

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  337. Cindy H on

    I’m really new to gardening & just trying to master my first rose bush, Heavenly Scented. Though I’d love to get into more, like the delicate & small white roses.

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  338. Olivia on

    I fell in love with the Mr. Lincoln hybrid tea rose. My husband used to bring me long stemmed red roses, and Mr. Lincoln reminds me of those romantic gestures!

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  339. Whitney KS on

    I’ve never grown roses before but I’d love a climbing variety to go along my back fence.

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  340. Gwen on

    I absolutely love the look of the Teasing Georgie rose ! If I can find it I will be adding this to my front garden .
    Thank you for season 2 it is a delight to watch.

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  341. Bethany Empert Guenther on

    My favorite rose is Jude the Obscure. It is my favorite because of its romantic color and shape, and my first rose plant was a from a garden mentor that gifted “Jude the Obscure” to me becauseit was his favorite, but I had to leave the rose when I moved to a new house and I have missed it ever since.

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  342. Sherri Y. on

    My favorite rose this year is Rosa Cornelia (hybrid musk). Each spray in its varying stages of growth and colors looks like it’s own little bouquet. Lovely smell too.

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  343. Kari Jahnke on

    Oh gosh, there are so many I want to try and so many that I love.
    Honestly my favorite is an unknown garden rose that is has been at my grandmothers house since I was a child. I live there now and I love to see it grow every year. It’s not a cut flower variety, but it beautiful.

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  344. Sarah K. on

    I love David Austin roses and am a sucker for any apricot colored rose that’s highly fragrant. However, I have been transfixed by the deep red of Munsted Wood for so long and would love to add it to my collection next!

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  345. Sandee on

    I love Alba roses, a bit wild and full of rose hips for picking in the fall. Mine has lived a good life and now I must find a new Alba! Happy to see some new varieties at Rouge Valley Roses!

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  346. Patricia McPheeters on

    My favorite rose is Lady of Shallot. I love her color, bloom shape, fragrance, foliage color and vigor. When she blooms, I’m welcoming back an old friend. I can’t walk past her without smelling the latest flower and I bring many bouquets inside from her. I planted three close together so she looks large.

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  347. Sarah Tubbs on

    My favorite rose is Distant Drums. I so love the different shades and colors of the different stages it goes through. Each day it looks like a completely different rose.

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  348. Melissa Harwick on

    The vanguard rugosa rose. I’m partial to the rugosa class. They are exquisitely fragrant, fantastically cold Hardy and tough as nails. Beautiful yet prickly… there’s an analogy there I think!

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  349. April Allen on

    I always thought roses were above my gardening “pay grade” and shied away from them. Bought a few last year and fell in love … Last winter I went deep down the online rabbit hole learning about roses, looking up roses, buying bare roots and now have almost 70 roses in my collection. So far, my favorite is Moonlight in Paris. The ombré effect, the color … it is common, but it is to die for!

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  350. FaithB on

    I love the David Austin Roses and would love to grow a climbing apricot variety of rose.

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  351. Savannah on

    Iv always thought roses were the queen of all flowers but have never had many only a few knock out rose bushes but i love them so much and take so mush enjoyment from them I like to dream about all the plants i will one day get and high on that list is roses to decorate the house with, also thank you so much for taking care of all the plants.

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  352. Laura Lee on

    My newest favorite variety is Elle, she looks like a sunset.

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  353. Emily R on

    My great grandmother had an amazingly large collection of flowers that she grew. She was always collecting and growing something new. Sadly, my relatives decided to sell the century farm that had her collection—including the different roses she had collected. I’m finally able to start my own collection, and would love to add some of the vintage roses that she would have had. I always looking to see what’s out there. I love the Gallica roses.

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  354. Robert on

    I hope to grow Rosa Sancta this season, it’s just so etherial being a Rose used by ancient pharaohs

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  355. Robin Parsons on

    I planted my first DA Rose last year – a beautiful white named Serenity. I’d love to plant a few more this year; definitely a pink one, but I’m not sure which one yet.

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  356. Teresa on

    Ginger syllabub is such a pretty, full apricot color that I’d love to add to my garden someday!

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  357. Emily Barnett on

    I hope to grow Paul’s Himalayan rose becuase my parents had one that they kept taking to every home that they owned. It grew over 20 foot tall on their trees.

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  358. SusannaL on

    You are so lucky to live in a part of the US whee Rose rosette disease isn’t an issue. I was lucky to be able to buy roses many years ago when Vintage Gardens did retail. Loved my hybrid musks and noisettes, unfortunately I lost many of them to RRD. It’s why so many of the rose gardens in our are no longer exist. I still grow old garden roses but a much smaller group in large pots. Look forward to seeing your roses take off.

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  359. Caitlin R. on

    I’ve just added Olivia Rose this year and would love to add a vintage peach climbing

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  360. Megan on

    Eden rose is a beauty in its classicness. But I wish I knew which type of roses I had transplanted from my great grandmother’s home. They are flourishing! Beautiful light pink and the rambler is a beautiful red! I always stop to smell the roses 😊

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  361. Stephanie Waltz on

    My favorite currently is Crown Princess Margareta, but I planted a lot of new ones this year– including a few from Rogue Valley! Baronne Prevost being one. My favorite is generally whatever is blooming at the moment! Hah.

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  362. Lauren on

    I was so inspired by your rose episode! I would love to explore some rambling and gallica varieties in my garden. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  363. trudi & katrina renault on

    My favorite roses are starts from my Grandmother’s house…I don’t have the names of them. The one we called Grandma’s favorite is a delicate climber similar to a pale pink Royal Sunset. Grandpa’s favorite is a full blossom, very thorny, and has a very strong fragrance, similar to Unconditional Love. I am drawn to the fuller roses, with fragrance, and unusual petal colors like the striped or variegated.

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  364. Trish on

    We bought a homestead acreage that had an old rambly rose bush, and the previous owners just said that their grandmother planted that a long, long time ago. I don’t know what it is called officially but I just call it “grandma’s rambly rose.”

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  365. Claire Painter on

    My favorite rose variety is David Austin’s Jubilee Celebration. It’s stunning. The flowers are large (60+ petals) and its pink color fades to yellow towards the center. The scent is strong & sweet. It grows right next to my front door & welcomes me home warmly every spring. I love it.

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  366. Jessika on

    I have my very first rose – David Austin’s Generous Gardener – planted out in my backyard. This is our first growing season in our first house. I grew up largely in the house that my great grandfather built, and while my great grandmother died before I was old enough to know her, I knew her later by the roses she left behind. I’ve always dreamt to have a collection of roses since then, and I’m excited that this first rose has gotten me started. I think I glimpsed the first hints at buds this morning.
    Being in the PNW, I’m also very keen to add nootka roses to our garden hopefully soon.

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  367. Sharon James on

    I just purchased a couple of 4th of July roses to climb on our arbor. They will look so stunning!

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  368. Krista on

    My absolute favorite variety is Roald Dahl, its easy to grow, its blooms are beautiful and its a repeat bloomer.

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  369. Christina Olson on

    I love them all, that’s the problem!! I especially love everything at Grace Rose Farms catalog and Menagerie and have bought several Koko Loko roses from them and High Country roses, but there are so many I’d like to get. I’m starting my first year as a flower farmer. Working FT, plus 4 kids and a grandson AND doing flowers on my 1/4 acre has proven to be more than I can handle so I’ll be working over the next few years to switch to more perennials (roses) and less annuals so I can still grow and sell flowers but with less of the work that comes up seed starting, transplanting, etc.

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  370. Sam Evans on

    New Dawn is a tried & true favorite of mine. I love that it has some history behind it, and is an absolute workhorse – blooming and virtually issue-free – throughout the hot & humid summers of my area. The scent is one of the best and I love that the open form allows the bees to enjoy her just as much as I do.

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  371. Jana B on

    I’m a lover of all David Austin roses as they were my Mother’s favorites. She passed away last summer and I’m going to try moving them from her yard to my garden as the were originally gifts from me. Hope they thrive for me as they did for her!

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  372. Laura Minthorne-Brown on

    So so many, but at the moment, I’m in love with my two climbing Colette roses. The perfect pink. Wild. Covered in blooms of the most perfect shape. Roses have become a new passion. I’ve planted 65 varieties since 2021 and every bloom does something to my heart. I finally understand Erin’s passion!

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  373. Dianne Lollar on

    The fragrance and the shape of the blossoms of Duchesse de Montebello are
    my favorite!

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  374. Amy on

    I would just love to add any of the red roses to my garden, particularly the one variety called Blood Red! I don’t have anything in that color range and think it’d be beautiful in front of my dwarf Hinoki cypress tree!

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  375. Jen on

    One favorite?! Wow. That’s tough! There are so many roses I’m absolutely in love with. One that recently caught my eye is “Queen of Sweden”, an English rose that both repeatedly flowers AND is fragrant. Gorgeous pink color, lots of petals. I was just given “Distant Drums” as a gift, and oh my! The color variations and form of this variety is absolutely gorgeous. But really, I haven’t seen a rose I didn’t find beauty in. I have seriously considered becoming a rose farmer here in Utah after my son graduates in two years! I love roses that much! Thanks for sharing!

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  376. Karen on

    My favorite variety has to be Abraham Darby!

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  377. Karen Mulvey on

    I would love to keep some of the older Austins alive. Will you have plants available?
    Loving your special on TV!

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  378. Brittany on

    My favorite is Olivia Austin, because it was my first rose, gifted to me during a difficult time in my life and I will forever be thankful to my friend who encouraged me to start dreaming again!

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  379. Anna on

    I would love to grow: Mme Plantier

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  380. Maddie on

    I’m so excited to follow along with this. Roses have definitely stolen my heart in the past 2 years! It’s hard to pick a favorite but I my favorite rose that I planted last year is Old Wollerton Hall. And then I just planted Honey Dijon which I can’t wait to see bloom!

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  381. Kathryn Cole on

    A rose I hope to grow this year is the 1812 rose. It is vigorous, old fashioned looking rose, with history behind it’s name.

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  382. Marlee Stevenson on

    The At Last rose because it’s my first rose bush that I’m planting in my new garden!

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  383. Payton on

    I would just love to add some climbing roses to our farm place! I specifically love Ash Wednesday & Alchymist. My grandma (Rose) was a city gardener and was always tending to lovely roses in her front yard. That’s what I think of every time and I’d love to bring that to our home 🤍

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  384. Kathryn Casey on

    Such a beautiful project! I’m delighted with Lady of Shalott (on her third year in my garden) and Poet’s Wife (first year) from David Austin.

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  385. Kristen Pushor on

    The Boscobel English roses are my absolute favorite. Love the shape of the cupped blooms and they smell amazing.

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  386. Adriana Negron on

    I have fallen in love with roses in the last several years because the yard in our rental home is decorated with the most beautiful and magical roses. I would love to grow Cecile Brunner and grow a beautiful collection in our home.

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  387. Kelly Mitchell on

    Can’t wait to watch Season 2. You have inspired many including myself! I recently have gotten bit by the rose bug! Love all your advice and tips! ❤️

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  388. Allison on

    I love my Don Juan climbing roses.

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  389. Melissa on

    My absolute favorite rose variety is called Munstead wood from David Austin. I have it in my wedding bouquet bed where I grow most of the flowers, or ones similar to, the flowers and foliage I had in my wedding bouquet. It’s the most gorgeous velvety deep red, almost a burgundy more than red.

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  390. Taylor on

    A rose I just learned about and want to add to my garden is “Lady of Shalott.” It is a beautiful, soft peachy pink with all the ruffles. This rose reminds me of a dear friend, a beloved poem, and one of my favorite books – Anne of Green Gables. What else could a girl ask from a rose? ☺️

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  391. Petra on

    I deeply share your passion for roses. And as for any rose lover, it’s hard for me to pick just one favorite variety! I prefer English roses over any other.
    But here is the rose I can’t imagine living without: florentina. Rich, passionate, perfect for my bouquets.
    Thank you for sharing your rose story!

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  392. Emily Tate on

    It’s hard to pick just one but I have to say that Cécile Brünner has been an excellently hardy and floriferous variety that’s done well in our sometimes challengingly hot and humid climate. It doesn’t seem to suffer from diseases like blackspot as much as other varieties we’ve tried and it explodes with gloriously fragrant blooms in mid-spring. The only downside we’ve found is that it’s a robust climber – it has a mind of its own and can put out an amazing amount of new growth in a single season which is tough to control in our smaller yard. It’s worth it though just for the beautiful show it puts on each spring.

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  393. Nicole Lehning on

    Aschermittwoch (Ash Wednesday), how beautiful! Although I would be thrilled to receive ANY rose. The variety, fragrance and colors roses offer are a shot of joy and invoke simple gratitude for beauty. I would love to add some more roses to my small collection!

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  394. Kim Maddox on

    My favorite climbing rose is either New Dawn or Pinkie.

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  395. Faith on

    I live on 3 acres of barren arizona desert that I’m trying to turn into my own little sanctuary. I’m obsessed with climbing and rambling roses. Trying to find the right combination of heat/sun hardy and withstanding of dead salty alkaline soil has been a challenge. Lady Banks is giving me her best effort right now and I’m so excited to see her progress. Also my new loves I’m trying out are James Galway, Gertrude Jekyll and Peggy Martin(Katrina Rose).Fingers crossed these lovelies make it through their first blazing Az summer.

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  396. Alicia on

    Darlow’s Enigma, rambler, is my favorite! After a bitter cold snap early this winter, all my other rose canes died to the ground (thank goodness for own root roses, they are sprouting from the base now). Darlow was the only one that didn’t lose any canes and is now putting on spectacular spring growth!

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  397. Nina Hawkins on

    Hi!
    I’m so inspire to continue growing my rose collection. My favorite rose is “white majestic” is such beautiful rose and I have never seen anything like it, not even close to the beauty. Is soft pick/peach/white in color with very delicate petals. At first it looks like a large peony and slowly opens up as an old English rose. I have 4 for about 15 years. There some good years and had bad years of rose display. The last year, after following suggestions from your logs they are doing much better. I baby them so much because I have not been able to find this variety anywhere. The nursery I bought them from went out of business about 7 years ago and nobody has them. Do you have them???

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  398. Estefanía D. on

    Thank you Erin for sharing so much information and for taking the hard work to preserve old roses. I am looking forward to grow Love Song this year. This is the first year I grow a purple rose, my little one chose it when I was looking at the rose catalog because his favorite color is purple. We look forward for it to bloom.

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  399. Jackie on

    I have a very small collection of three David Austin roses but they have all captured my heart. I am so looking forward to gradually increasing these with old rose varieties from various collections from around the world. I am slowly gaining confidence in growing and maintaining these beauties and hope to share my love of roses with everyone who enters my garden.

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  400. Heather Beck on

    Gertrude Jekyll— beautiful, unique, and named for a grande dame of gardening

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  401. Julie on

    Thank you for introducing me to Rogue Valley Roses. As I was scrolling through all that pretty Juliette Greco stopped me. The soft yellow fully double old English form would look beautiful in bouquets. I’m currently looking for a spot for it in my garden.

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  402. Ruth on

    My favorite rose variety is actually a mystery to me. When I was in high school, a sweet boy “foraged” a lavender shade of rose (purple is my favorite color) for my fourteenth birthday. It wasn’t one that florists use because the stem wasn’t that long and straight, it was kind of ruffly and the smell was incredible. I’ll never forget that birthday!

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  403. Jessica Klein on

    Hello. Thanks for the update. I’d love to try Botzaris. Really any variety that has a smaller sized bush, fully double petals and preferably disease resistant. I know it’s probably a tall order.
    Thanks again.

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  404. Darci Spiker on

    Rambling roses remind me of my granny’s farm in Oregon and the beautiful rose that crept over an old, unused storage building. I planted a Malvern Hills rambling rose, yellow, a few years ago and am using old knobby tree branches as it’s “trellis”. It looks wild and lovely, and I always keep a tiny cutting in a green glass bud vase (my granny’s) next to my bed while it’s blooming, which is late spring to late fall.

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  405. Priya on

    When I was younger my mother had a sterling rose plant in our front yard. It was my favorite of the roses she had planted. Unfortunately it didn’t survive but it’s been a dream to add a plant back to our garden again. The color was absolutely stunning and so unique that even over 25 years later I can still picture it in my mind.

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  406. Erin Rowlett on

    My current favorite is Lady of Shalott. It has gorgeous, old-fashioned style flowers and a nice scent too.

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  407. Kay on

    Golden celebration is my current favorite as its the one I most recently planted and I’m so excited to see its first bloom!

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  408. Carrie Swift on

    When I was a young child (about 7 or 8 , I’m now 51) there was an old abandon house on the same street as my grandparent’s home. All summer I would sneak into that over grown yard – where the most amazing yellow roses grew unruly and intwined with all the other overgrown foliage. This yellow rose had the most magnificent scent! I have no idea the name, I have been chasing that memory in every greenhouse and garden for four decades with no luck! I remember its beauty and smell like it was yesterday. I would love for you to pick out an old rose variety that is reminiscent of this memory.
    I recently purchased a 100 yr old cottage in Northern Michigan, and my plan is to recreate that Hidden Garden feel I used to escape to as a child.
    I would be honored to be the caretaker of one of your vintage yellow roses.
    XOXO, Carrie

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  409. J on

    Pick a favorite, well that’s a commitment. I have two Ballerina roses because they are faithful to bloom all season long. Not a cutting rose, but a beautiful addition to any garden for color on a summers day when many roses are waiting for their second flush.

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  410. Peggy B. on

    I love pink, but especially love the blended roses that have pink and cream, or pink and pale yellow. I took right to the Eden Rose as soon as I saw it on their home page! I plan to order a couple so I’m appreciative of the discount and the recommendation. I’m just over an hour north and a tad east of Rogue Valley.

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  411. Kim Bowling on

    My current favorite is Carding Mill, but it’s so hard to pick a favorite because I have never come across a rose that I didn’t love. I also love my Easy Does Rose for its vibrant color and citrusy smell.

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  412. thomas Williams on

    I only have one rose at the moment and it is the David Austin Bathsheba climbing rose. Color is great and the scent is fantastic 😊. I think my next purchase with me some sort of rambling rose. I haven’t decided which one yet but Rogue Valley definitely sounds like a great place to start!

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  413. Carlyn on

    I ordered some roses from TFoVR and Rouge just last week! How fun to read more about them here and watch Gregg on episode 1 last night. My rose collection is a 17 now and I’ll soon be adding 5 news ones. I’m very much looking forward to receiving Pink Grootendorst! She has been hard to find for me but I lucked out and she’ll be joining the garden shortly. The lovely carnation-like blooms will be exciting to see once established.

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  414. Marie Koch on

    I’d love to try my hand (or green thumbs rather) at a climbing variety! Morgengrus and Eden Rose have caught my eye. I’d love to add the height and interest to my garden – and just try something new… although I’ll probably then dive in with all sorts of roses! Your new adventure with them has inspired and intrigued me.

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  415. Rene Manley on

    I would love to grow Purple Tiger, such a unique color pattern! My current garden favorite is Love and Peace – vigorous, beautiful blooms with a nice fragrance and good vase life.

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  416. Elizabeth on

    Cloud 10 is definitely my current fave! They’re climbing beautifully up my house!

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  417. Cathleen on

    I imagine a garden with Morden Sunrise roses basking in the golden colors of the sunset. I would be thrilled to add these to my garden. They have an antique feel that lends itself to evening garden tea parties and stories of yesteryear!

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  418. Kelly C on

    I would love to add Joseph’s Coat & Eden Rose to my garden! Love the colors of both!

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  419. Mark Chass on

    I purchased a 3 inch tall Grandmother’s Hat cutting a few years ago from a nursery in the San Francisco Bay Area. My climate is similar with cool coastal summers. The rose is now 4 feet tall and in full bloom. It was worth the wait.

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  420. Carrie K. on

    I would love to grow the Golden Buddha roses as they remind me of a beautiful variety from my grandmother’s garden growing up. So very beautiful and elegant.

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  421. Emily on

    I would love to grow Gallics, centifolias, and damasks. I love the fullness and delicate looks of each.

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  422. Lilith on

    I’m hoping to grow Rock Rose this year!

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  423. Amanda Goldsmith on

    I have always wanted to grow the Arborose Quicksilver! The color is so amazing

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  424. Laura H. on

    I’ve become a fan of David Austin roses and am interested in trying to locate older DA roses, I think it will be a wonderful addition to my garden.

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  425. Lauren Maricle on

    I absolutely love R. Rugosa Alba! Hoping to pick up at least one this year. They have such an incredible scent and I love the contrast of the white flowers and beautiful red hips. It was the first rose I ever saw that made me realize that not all roses are perfect double-bloom hybrid teas & that the species has such incredible variety.

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  426. kaitlyn on

    Hoping to add Abraham Darby this season!!

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  427. Jenny on

    I LOVE Abraham Darby! I’m relatively new to rose growing and have started my collection by digging up unwanted rose bushes at family and friends houses – so far I have fourteen.

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  428. Megan Kim on

    I’m interested in collecting some older Bourbon roses. And adding to my purple rose garden with Sterling Silver and Munstead Woods.

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  429. Kirsten H. on

    My favorite is ‘Elle’ because it’s my daughters name.

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  430. Catherine Raven on

    Rosa ‘Thérèse Bugnet’ is my favorite rose. Hardy in zone 3.

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  431. DaniK on

    My favorite is Abraham Darby. It bloomed for shortly after we planted it only to be decimated by rabbits and deer right after. We had no idea they liked roses so much. We managed to save it and move it to a new location where it is currently showing a handful of blooms already. This year, we’re added Night Owl next to our gate and we’re hoping that it will not only look beautiful but be appreciated by the pollinators as well.

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  432. Krista on

    I want roses, but I don’t quite have the budget yet. The one I want most of all is Munstead Wood, David Austin just retired it, so we’ll see how that goes.

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  433. Linda Dalton on

    I’m just in the beginning stages of trying to understand ans take care or roses. I’m excited to follow your project! I would live to buy the Golden Buddha variety.

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  434. Lou Bauer on

    I struggle to grow regular roses here in South Dakota but 2 winters ago when I was living online waiting for spring, I decided that if the heirloom roses are still around, they must be hardy and could survive in my gardens. I read all of Anne’s books and others and decided to get one of each class that was hardy here in zone 4. I found info on Griffith Buck and the hardy roses he was hybridizing that didn’t need the fussing over. I found some of his but my favorite so far is Folksinger! I also got a moss rose and ramblers and some shade tolerant roses due to my pine trees and the everchanging shade patterns. All of the roses survived the winter except possibly Golden Unicorn which I really wanted because of its history! I also found Rogue when searching for the Griffith Buck roses and they were great!

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  435. Tim Yokules on

    The Julia Child.
    The yellow pops and is warming at the same time
    Best of luck on your rose project. It’s a worthy endeavor and you and your crew seem very capable!

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  436. Jackie on

    David Austin roses are so gorgeous and lovely. Princess Alexandra of Kent is a favorite, but I would love to grow them all!!

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  437. Sarah Mustakas on

    Princess Charlene de Monaco, Charles Darwin and Colette are some of my current favorites in the garden this year. I have loved learning about your heirloom roses. What a beautiful journey you are on, thank you for taking us along.

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  438. Becky Boor on

    I love my David Austin Jude the Obscure rose. It has such a lovely fragrance. I love how they start out more of a yellow color and then turn more pink after they have bloomed.

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  439. Geralyn on

    David Austin old English roses are devine. In pinks and peaches, large buds and stems that aren’t too thorny. My mom’s drift roses have vicious thorns. Lol

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  440. Rosie Tandeta on

    Mr. Lincoln is my absolute favorite and my mom gave me one to match the one in her yard. And finally mine looks better than hers! She named me Rose and I want to honor her by filling my garden with her favorites

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  441. Jessica Antonyuk on

    Oh my goodness their roses are beautiful!! I love David Austin tree roses, and I cannot wait for his newest variety “Dannhue” to become available in the United States ♥️

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  442. Rachel on

    I am new to roses. I have loved all of the David Austin roses that I have planted so far. There are so many beautiful varieties to choose from. I would love an apricot colored variety that is hardy to at least a zone 4.

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  443. Shannon (capergirl) on

    Abbaye de Cluny or Audrey Wilcox, Cardinal de Richelieu, Comtesse de Segur, Donau, Etienne™, Ginger Syllabub, Gray Pearl, Hippolyte, Talisman, Violette, Canoodling, Prominent, Touch of CLass and Winning Colors I am on the waitlist now for most :) and want to plant in honor of my mother

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  444. Rachel Burgoon on

    How can you pick!?! I’d love some climbing varieties to get some height in my garden.

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  445. Helen on

    Kudos to you all for taking on this project, I’m loving following your progress.

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  446. Katie Scoggins on

    Oh goodness! How does one choose?! I would love to have a wall of David Austin’s Generous Gardener. I have so appreciated all of your resources. Thank you so much!

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  447. Sylvia on

    My favorite roses growing up in the PNW were Double Delight and Gold Medal. The smells bring me right back to childhood.

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  448. Christine Maierhofer on

    I’m still new in my rose journey, but I’m in love with Earth Angel so far. I have some long fencing that I would love to add climbers to in the future!

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  449. Melissa Smith on

    I really like Cecile Brunner and all the pale pink, peach, and cream colored roses. They’re so romantic!

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  450. Stephanie on

    I don’t have any roses and I’m a novice to the whole flower world, but I’d love to grow some. The pioneer roses you mentioned are so beautiful. 😍

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  451. Andrea Goffin on

    It’s not an old variety by any means, but I love the Double Delight. I had one that I picked out and grew myself as a child and the spicy, intense scent brings me back every time. It’s a finicky thing, prone to all the woes of roses in the PNW, but working with the rose now, 25 years later, is a special passageway to long summers in Cleveland.

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  452. Laura on

    Hard to pick a favorite since I love all my roses for different reasons. But Just Joey has been a delight so far this year, brightening up the cloudy spring days! And in its second year in my garden, James Galway is coming on strong as a climber in a difficult spot. The blooms smell so good.

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  453. Laura on

    There are too many beautiful roses available here. The Janet Inada is lovely! I seem to be especially attracted to the very fully doubles : )

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  454. Jen on

    Until a few years ago, I thought that I didn’t like roses. It turns out that what I didn’t really care for were the traditional bouquets of roses found in stores. Since buying a home and tending my garden (and spending hours roaming garden centers), I now appreciate the great variety of roses that exist and I tend to like those that are most non-traditional in shape. There are so many that I love, but after you started writing about your visit to Anne Belovich’s garden, I fell in love with rambling roses and I’m looking for new places to fit some!

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  455. Ashley on

    I have dreams of planting climbing roses on the structures in my chicken coop/run.

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  456. Jessica on

    My favorite rose is the Eden rose. My mother gifted it to me for my birthday 25 years ago, the year before she became ill and passed away. I have moved it from house to house and successfully propagated a new one from a cutting last year. I never want to be without it.

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  457. Jenny Stites on

    I am hoping to get my hands on a david austin Peach Juliet Ausgameson! English roses are my favorite, especially those with larger petal counts.

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  458. Jennifer Nolen on

    My very favorite old rose at the moment is Madame Alfred carrier, it blooms it’s head off all summer and has the most delicious scent.

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  459. Kim Bailey on

    I inherited a ton of rose plants when purchasing a fixer upper. Been a gardner, plant and flower lover all my life, but only now starting to appreciate the complexity of the rose. Two of my favorites are a sweet smelling lavender variety that I’m told is rare and can’t recall the name. They line the side of my house and are non thorny. The other is a 1950’s orange/red color that reminds me of my Nana’s lipstick so that’s what I call it. Again, I’ve only just begun my journey of appreciating roses and still have a love/hate relationship with them, and as many as ive dug up and given away from my property, some will still sprout up in unexpected places and make a surprise performance say sticking out of a wall of ivy.
    I’m loving your shows and have always been a fan, sold after talking about grandmas, flowers and sweet
    Peas. it’s making me jealous that I can’t spend all my days in the greenhouse or digging, or cutting fresh bouquets. Thank you for your passion and sharing your love of flowers and preservation.

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  460. Katie Sayre on

    I love hybrid tea roses as my mother has grown many of them in the Willamette Valley. Now I live in Zone 3/4 in Montana, so any hybrid tea rose that will grow here! Peace is one of my recent favorites.

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  461. K M on

    After watching your first episode last night I have completely fallen in love with the rambler rose variety, I have always loved roses specifically the old world ones but have no idea how to get my hands on one and a hardy one at that! I am a fellow Canadian in the more northern parts and it is very hard to find anything other than your typical Costco bulk rose bush in red and pink. I would love the opportunity to have this resource where there would be more options available!!!

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  462. Emma on

    I am completely in love with Cinco de Mayo – not my usual color but I can’t get enough of their blooms. Also Koko Loko – holy moly they’re gorgeous!

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  463. Smi on

    During my childhood we had an old rose bush which would produce so many fragrant blooms in dark pink. I do not know what variety it was. Based on my research it could be an English tea rose or damask rose. I would love to grow that in my current garden.

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  464. Kimberly Mitchell on

    I am on the wait list for Aschermittwoch. Floret featured this rose and I am hoping to add it to my collection. I am now up to 9 roses and while I struggle in my SC climate, it is a work of love to be able to enjoy the beauty of my roses each year. I’ve always been a lover of heirloom varieties and would love to incorporate more into my garden.

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  465. Samantha Brockdorf on

    I am hoping to add a “New Dawn” on an arch over the pathway leading up to my house <3

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  466. Ellen W on

    Koko Loko remains my favorite. I love its short habit the most!! And to be able to get such lovely color changing blooms is amazing. I look forward to adding more varieties this year, and so continue to look for new favorites!

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  467. Savannah McNeill on

    This year my Fun in the Sun is my favorite. Her color and form is gorgeous! Every year my favorite rose seems to change.

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  468. Mary Kay Sneeringer on

    I love the David Austin variety Tess of the D’Urbervilles , I’m a bookseller so the literary reference makes me happy. This rose was given to me by a friend when a mutual friend of ours died young, I also call it my Dr. Air rose.

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  469. Casey Freeman on

    I still love the hybrid teas and I really love the rose Francis Meilland. She has such a beautiful form and color and over all of my other hybrid teas- she is very hardy and vigorous.

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  470. Jessica Miller on

    There are so many beautiful roses to choose from! Right now I have my eye on Francis Meilland and Princess Charlene de Monaco.

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  471. Cynthia on

    I will always remember the Chrysler Imperial red rose that I planted for my mother in the 60’s. Her favorite color was red and I loved the amazing fragrance. It was everything that I thought a rose should be. I still use it as the standard for purchasing a new rose for my garden. Fragrance is my number one requirement in a rose.

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  472. Gretchen Hughey on

    The truth is: I don’t have a favorite rose variety! Were I to win the gift certificate, I would have the enjoyable opportunity of doing lots of learning so that I could select variety to add to my garden. The only roses I have right now are ones I was able to get for free through a neighborhood Buy Nothing group. Starting a garden from scratch is expensive so I’ve had to prioritize availability over preference at times :) I’d love to be able to choose some new rose varieties to become favorites.

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  473. Kelsi Dean on

    I love Distant Drums! Such a beautiful Rose.

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  474. Killian M on

    Alba Maxima looks absolutely beautiful. I’ve never really considered roses, as the hybrids have never appealed like the climbers and older roses have. It’s been wonderful considering and learning more about them.

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  475. Mary Cait on

    I think one of my favorites is Abraham Darby for the color and the amazing scent

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  476. Laura C. on

    I don’t have a favorite, as I love all roses – all types and colors. But, in researching Floret favorites, I look forward to growing some of them, especially Golden Celebration and French Lace. Yellow roses bring such a beautiful brightness to a rose garden and I have never seen a rose like French Lace – it almost doesn’t look real.

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  477. Colette Penketh on

    Roses are my absolute favorite flower. I’m not sure of its name, but my grandmother has a gorgeous pale pink moss rose growing in her garden that I dream of having. Going to try propagating a cutting again. Hopefully I’ll have more luck with the information you’ve shared!
    I also got a climbing Lady of Shalot this year, a variety I’ve been dreaming of adding for years.

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  478. Rhonda Gibss on

    I would love to start a climbing rose in salmon! Been researching but not sure which variety would be best in zone 7b! My love for roses started after my mom passed away and a friend gave me a beautiful yellow rose! I can’t even tell you what variety because there was no tag. Never knew what people meant when they would talk about their love for roses until now! 💕

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  479. Krista P on

    So many to pick from but one of my top faves is David Austin’s Ancient Mariner. The big cups, the way the color fades, and the scent! It’s heaven.

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  480. Mary Shaima on

    A rose that I’ve grown in the past that I LOVE is Mutabilis, a wonderful old China rose. I grew it in SoCal from a band from Vintage Gardens, whose closing was a heartbreak for so many of us. I’d LOVE to grow Mutabilis again, and am figuring out the best place for it. Its changing bloom color, the vigor of the plant, and its carefree nature and shape are great. I’m so happy to hear you are working with Gregg!!

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  481. Heather Henry on

    Hi! I’m in love with David Austin’s Strawberry Hill variety, and I just got one! She’s doing splendidly, and I can’t wait to see her blooms in person.

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  482. Brittney on

    I currently have some knock-out roses that are blooming for the first time, which is very exciting! But I would love to add some climbing roses, such as New Dawn or Blossomtime climbing roses. That soft pink is a favorite!

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  483. Mary Dondlinger on

    My favorite is Abraham Darby, a David Austin rose. Jude the Obscure follows right after!!

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  484. Elizabeth S on

    I’m obsessed with David Austin’s Queen of Sweden rose and David Austin’s James Galaway rose. They are STUNNING!!! 😍😍 I’m hoping to add both of them to my garden in the future!

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  485. Anita Vanberkom on

    Wish we could add pictures. When I was growing up the previous owners (older people when I was a kid), had planted this one particular little light pink rose that by the time my parents had the property the thing just sat in a weird place in the yard and we had to get scratched with it’s branches every time we tried to mow around it. Every summer it had black spot. When you picked it, it would shatter in the vase on day two; but it smelled amazing! Every summer my mom threatened to dig it up or cut it down, but she kept it because she knew how much my sister and I loved it. No name but that’s my favorite.

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  486. Olivia Veronesi on

    My favorite rose variety is Jude the Obscure and Olivia Rose, or Julia Child! I clearly have many favorites. But really any David Austin rose.

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  487. Julie Mattes on

    I absolutely love Madame Alfred Carriere, a noisette climber from France, 1879. I can only describe this cream rose as just “perfection” in its informality and scent. Plus, my father had bought one for me and it reminds me of that gift, so wonderful memories associated with this rose, too.

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  488. Elle on

    One favorite rose is hard to choose! I love Graham Thomas for fragrance, Distant Drums for the magical colors and Lady of Shallot for the abundance of blooms!

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  489. Lisa Neal on

    Marianne would be a great addition to my garden. Not only do I love the ruffles but I love how different colors will be brought out depending on what is paired with it.

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  490. Katie Wolt on

    I am new to growing roses, but one variety that I am eager to try is Alchymist. I love peachy pink roses, and this one would look beautiful on a west facing wall I’m trying to cover, alongside my vigorous Polka rose. It’s been amazing reading about the preservation of Anne and Gregg’s collections!

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  491. Carolyn Conway on

    Right now my favorite is Yves Piaget. I love the scalloped petals, the full flower, magenta color and old rose fragrance. 🩷

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  492. sheila on

    I’ve been reluctant to add roses to my garden, until I read your interview last year. I put my first rose in the ground this spring! Wollerton Old Hall – fingers crossed. I would love to try more, maybe Blush Noisette?

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  493. Zach on

    Love the Senlitzu rose!

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  494. Alana on

    I have my eye on the Sombreuil (Colonial White)!

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  495. Rosa Veldkamp on

    I live on the Canadian prairies, in zone 3b-4 and the varieties that thrive here without extra work isn’t all that large.

    But… roses! So I gently push the boundaries as I work in squeezing ‘just one more’ rose in my small urban garden. 💕

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  496. Jackie B. on

    I am very early in my collection of roses, but my husband built me a beautiful gazebo and gave me free reign to start the rose garden. Hell yeah! And holy moly, I have learned so much through your posts and recommendations. Thank you for all your hard work, Erin and team, with the major task of preserving and documenting about these old rose varieties. As for me, I am a huge sucker for the hybrid teas for making bouquets. And honestly it quite surprised me to fall in love with a yellow rose, but Midas Touch is just so vibrant and happy and looks stunning next to any of my bright pink roses…almost like a tribute to the 80’s lol.

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  497. Lauren Schafer on

    Oh Erin! How cruel!! To pick a favorite rose is too impossible. However, I will tell you that we recently bought a 5 acre homestead and the first thing I ordered after my fruit trees was my roses. I chose a couple of David Austins as I fell in love with them while visiting England last year called Wollorton old hall for their fragrance, disease resistance, and rambling habit. The one thing I left that trip in the UK with was how I wish so deeply to aquire and care for roses and after hearing about the legacy you are trying to protect I feel utterly invested. Thank you thank you for caring so deeply for this project.

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  498. sarah hill on

    I love love love the old cupped roses and especially the Centifolia major. I’m fortunate to live in Sonoma County where I’m near The Friends of Vintage Roses in Sebastopol. I would love to add roses to my starter flower garden here in Cotati.

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  499. Eleanor Hender on

    Wish I had taken the rose bush from outside my parents’ kitchen door, after they had passed and the house was sold! As a kid, we just called the rose bush, the sticker bush but as an adult I realized the beauty of the lovely red rose bush and remember its’ fragrance. Sadly, I did not take it but rather, dug up some of the roots of the beautiful white fragrant peony bush. The peony flowers have a red center. My Father loved to garden and smelling the scent of the peony flowers are a wonderful reminder of him. And now when I catch an ant crawling on the table the vase is on, I remember my Mother’s enjoyment of the peony but her scrambling to catch the ants!

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  500. Arlene G on

    This is amazing. Thank you Floret for preserving this beautiful part of history for future generations. I live in a cold climate and have a lot of shade in my garden so roses have been challenging to grow but I have a couple oldies that keep surprising me coming back every year now for several winters – a Peace rose and a David Austin Strawberry Hill : )

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  501. Sarah Smallwood on

    I’d love to add more roses to my garden this year. I especially love apricot-colored roses, Honeywood would be a lovely addition to my garden.

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  502. Emily Monk on

    I think it would be fun to grow Magenta roses in my garden! We currently have knock out roses in our garden from previous owners and LOVE the bright colors and signs of summer coming.

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  503. Madison on

    My grandma grew roses and I always found them fascinating. I hope to one day grow Duchesse de Montebello. It looks absolutely stunning and I hear it smells just as amazing. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and resources on roses, such a needed thing to continue to preserve their wonderfulness!

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  504. Anne Evans on

    I’d have to say Bourbons. They look a lot like a few peony plants I have and I love how petaly the flowers are. Just gorgeous and probably smell amazing too. Thank you for sharing the important work you are doing caring for and preserving this collection!

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  505. lauren on

    One rose I would love to add to my collection is Jude the Obscure. The name has a special meaning to me. It would be in memory of my younger brother who passed. It is a beautiful cheery color.

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  506. Carlie on

    To pick a favorite rose is very very difficult. 🤣 I do love Koko Loko and French Lace because of how well they play with other flowers. But DA Desdemona and Lark Ascending are also STUNNING and favorites of mine.

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  507. Melissa F. on

    I bought my first home a year ago. My lot is 10000 sq feet and to me that feels like a dream because I had very minimal outdoor space when renting. I would love to add some roses to my space. You shared a rose from rouge valley called Ash Wednesday and it immediately went to the top of my list. It looks so dreamy and ethereal. Thanks for sharing this story, I’m so inspired by your team, Anne and Gregg.

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  508. Regina Whitaker on

    I love Pink Enchantment. It’s disease resistant and a great cut flower.

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  509. Jolie on

    I would be so honored to win. Currently I’m growing Zephirine Drouhin against my chicken run and I absolutely love it! When she blooms, her bright pink color illuminates my entire garden with beauty and the most amazing smell. I would love to add more roses to my collection.

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  510. Kathy S on

    I’m so excited to watch this season as my Mom’s garden of roses is still going strong even after she passed from dementia 5 years ago. She has some beautiful old ones. Just Joey is a favourite as are some old cabbage roses i don’t know the names of. Would love to know how to preseve them🥰

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  511. Alicia Deromedi on

    I inherited a beautiful yellow tea rose when I purchased my house. Not sure of the variety, but it is always first to bloom and smells beautiful. I have my eye on Ebb Tide and Princess Charlene of Monaco roses for future investments.

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  512. Courtney Normand on

    We just moved to a new home with enough property for a cut flower garden and the experience has been heavenly. It just occurred to me the other day that my garden fence would be the perfect setting for a climbing rose. I can’t name a favorite variety yet, but I am thoroughly enjoying the journey of studying all of the different varieties and daydreaming about what it may look (and smell!) like someday.

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  513. Tiffany Lee on

    I love roses so very much! I don’t have a lot of room currently, so I only have a handful but my current favorite that I am growing right now is Princess Charlene de Monaco!

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  514. Divya on

    Bliss parfuma, sweet mademoiselle and Evelyn..the list is long and I love everyone of my 100+ roses.. the ones I have mentioned are new to me this year but they are stunning and vigorous varieties.. they smell great and also have good disease resistance.

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  515. Erin M. on

    I wish I had space to adopt roses! I need to learn how to root them from cuttings; I’ve only tried once and it didn’t take (which, considering how little I know, isn’t surprising). I’m recovering from knee surgery, and I can’t wait to be able to walk again and care for my roses!

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  516. Mollie on

    I am growing my first roses this year… queen of Sweden. I am excited to learn more about old roses… thanks for sharing about them and caring for them.

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  517. Rylee on

    What a beautiful thing you are doing Floret! Not only are you preserving and nurturing heirloom varieties, but you are also bringing light to Anne’s legacy and all of the hard work and dedication to these beautiful roses that she poured her heart and soul into for so many years. My Grandmas favorite rose was Blue girl, it is currently my favorite rose, and it flourishes and blooms every year in her memorial garden. Here’s to legacy, and remembering the ones who have opened new doors for us, and given us the love and support that helped us flourish.

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  518. Lisa Allman on

    I absolutely loved this episode! My grandfather grew beautiful roses which unfortunately were lost when he past. I am just starting my own rose collection so the timing of this episode was so inspiring. I have been looking at Pauls Himalayan Musk rambler because I have the space and I live the color. My fav recent rose purchase is David Austins Emily Bronte. Plan to rewatch the first rose episode today and jump into the other 3 tomorrow! Thank you so much for all you do!!! 👩🏼‍🌾

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  519. Casey Thomas on

    I would love a rambling rose, ideally blush colored, to climb the fence in my backyard! Rogue Valley’s “Paul’s Himalayan Musk Rambler” looks gorgeous!

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  520. Sara Ferreira on

    My love of roses comes from my dad who has been cultivating stunning roses from the same bushes for over 20 years. My own rose garden is still in the beginning stages (and has lots of room for new plants). To start my rose collection, Dad gifted me a hybrid tea rose bush called Neil Diamond and we planted it together a few months ago. I adore the scent and multi-color beauty. It will always remind me of Dad. If I win this generous gift certificate, I will be gifting it to my dad for passing down his rose affinity to me!

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  521. Jordan on

    I have recently started loving and learning roses. It is my favorite journey I’ve been on this far!

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  522. Stephanie on

    I planted two New Dawn roses this spring. Hopefully I can train them to grow along our fence!

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  523. Heather on

    My favorite so far is David Austin’s Bathsheba because it’s a beautiful orange/yellow, full, prolific beauty. I planted it last year and this season it has been stunning!

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  524. Jessica on

    Just received my first David Austin rise and I think I will be going down the rose rabbit hole.

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  525. Bird on

    I love the David Austin rose Lady of Shalott! But I could probably pick a dozen other favorites…lol.

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  526. Sarah on

    Can one really have a favorite? They are all lovely!

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  527. Meredith on

    I’m just starting my rose journey and am in love with Clothilde Soupert!

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  528. Hollis Notgrass on

    My husband and I are remodeling an old barn into into a home, and while he works on the structure, I get to expand the gardens. Late in 2021 I planted my first rose on the property, a Lady of Shalott, and have loved it for its strong climbing ability, and amazing color and fragrance. The peach dreaminess against the old barn wood just makes me incredibly happy and it is a stunner, just one year in! I hope to one day find a Roald Dahl as well, but so far have been unable to successfully find a grower with any available.

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  529. Taylor Sievers on

    So far my favorite old rose variety is Shailer’s Provence. I read two books that led me to this rose. “In Search of Lost Roses” by Thomas Christopher and “Heritage Roses” by Connie Hilker. Connie’s cover photo of her book made me search for the variety and when mine bloomed this Spring I could not get enough of the smell and the healthy canes. All the more modern roses will say that they have fragrance but honestly they don’t. This rose has opened up my world and I’m eager to explore more like her! I’ve even noticed the little glands or texture underneath the bud emits a sweet/spicy fragrance even before the rose blooms. I was studying some of my newer varieties and noticed how some have that and some don’t, so I’m sure that’s telling of the lineage and I think that’s really neat too!

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  530. Shannon on

    I’ve always loved the Nootka rose for showing off surprise blooms on the trail, and for its resilience.

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  531. Porsha Beyde on

    I am dreaming of starting some luscious Red Eden climbing roses! I adore this heirloom variety

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  532. Amy Noonan on

    My favorite rose right now is the Peggy Martin rose. Because I’m from Louisiana and this rose is from New Orleans and survived Hurricane Katrina and lots of water during that time. I have 2 and hopefully can add more to my collection.

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  533. Colton on

    I really love the concept of preserving and saving these roses for generations to come. To cut, propagate, and share with the world is so fascinating to me, and something I am eager to do. To learn more about these, their hardiness and resilience, and the true beauty. I love how these roses are tough, and have a lot character. Can’t wait for more to come, and to branch out into this “new” world to me.

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  534. Sabrina Koebel on

    Oh my! I have a favorite but it’s not a nice one. It’s the most thorny rose bush EVER! I planted them below my lower windows in my home when my husband worked graveyard to hopefully prevent intruders. The bonus was the fragrance! They were so fragrant and I loved keeping my bedroom window open at night just for that reason. And the fact that they were so thorny made it easier to sleep at night. It was my favorite security system! Big single and double petal blooms in white and pink. Just don’t remember the name!

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  535. Courtney Clerke on

    I’m in love with gallicas. They look so beautiful and fragile at the same time. I’d be delighted to take care of any rose that needs help though, who doesn’t love an underdog!

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  536. Laurie Barnas on

    Oh wow, okay I’m glad I’m not suffering a rose addiction all alone. We added 7 varieties to our property this year but now that I know that this gem ships to Canada, we may have to make more space for roses!
    I honestly can’t decide a favourite but must have qualities include high fragrance, plenty of petals, rounded cup shape, repeat blooming and I do love climbers and ramblers. I’m looking forward to watching Strawberry Hill tumble over the fence and down the slope towards the seaside this year!

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  537. Amy Kline on

    Lady of Shallot was my favorite from last year.

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  538. Kimberlee on

    My favorite heirloom rose has to be Cramoisi Superieur – dainty and healthy and she always makes me smile.
    Princesse Charlene de Monaco, while not an “old” variety, has also stolen my heart with how easily she thrives & how beautiful her pale pink blooms are!

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  539. Amy VanSlembrouck on

    I would love to win this on the 30th for my 40th birthday! My favorite rose is double delight because it is the very first rose bush I got as a child. I love the scent it gives off and it reminds me of childhood now. This rose started me on my love of roses!

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  540. Joanne Crouch on

    I dont recall the species but my favorite was always Erfurt. I got it in CA from a nursery in Watsonville that specialized in the old roses. I have regretted not taking it with me when we moved to Washington state. It was a beautiful dark plum color and was full of petals, perfect for potpourri and scent was divine. I’m looking forward to the day when you can share Anne’s roses and will be checking out your resource list.

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  541. Elizabeyta on

    I really live the tea roses for their scent. But scent is o e of the main reasons I grow roses.

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  542. Janet Kemper on

    Oh, so many to choose from. I added four new ones to my garden this year. On my list to add is one that you introduced to me, Ash Wednesday. So gorgeous! I love learning about Old Garden Roses & hope to be attending a talk on them this summer, here in Denver.

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  543. Kimberly on

    I just started my own collection of 30 roses this year and hope to learn more from Floret and other rose enthusiasts as well. This opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge is incredible, thank you so much for helping the world learn to build their own gardens.

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  544. Leora on

    I only have one rose right now so I’m bias to her, Polka! I love the scent, the blush apricot tones, and the massive amount of petals! She’s only on year two and there’s already 2 buds!

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  545. Heidi on

    Such a cool project! Can’t wait to hear more about it through Instagram or the blog!

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  546. Ella on

    Oh goodness how to choose! The first one I fell in love with is Queen of Sweden. She is fragrant, perky, lovely sweet pink and has everything you could want.

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  547. Anjali on

    I love my climbing rose, Claire Austin Rose by David Austin is my favorite, it is stunning with its delicate, lightly fragrant blooms and climbs beautifully.

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  548. Marie on

    I love Alchymist. My sister-in-law has a very large one and I fell in love with it. Hoping to get one now that I have a large garden space.

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  549. Laura on

    “The Lark Ascending” (love that name!) and “Scarborough Fair” are spectacularly lovely!
    Thank you for always generously sharing your Floret projects and garden passions the world! We are so blessed by you!

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  550. Molly on

    My favorites last year were Lady of Shallot and Abraham Darby from David Austin. It seems like each year I have a new favorite! I love to explore new varieties!

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  551. Ashley Jensen on

    So excited that Growing Floret season 2 took a deep dive into the rose world!! Roses are so amazing and each rose has a story to tell from its unique beauty, characteristics, lineages. I love growing roses they are a passion of mine that started two years ago along with my love for dahlias. Each one of my roses are special to me. My current favorite about to bloom is Moonlight in Paris she has a glow qualities you just cannot ignore! last year’s favorite was Stainless steel just a stunning rose! This year I have been looking for roses with a story, I have a rose called Duchesse de Montebello a once bloomer but hardy and with a cool story! I have my heart set on finding Abraham Darby (AUScot) a discontinued rose by David Austin. I would love the gift card to expand my rose garden!

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  552. Christina F on

    I am in love with the William R Smith rose bush!! I love roses that are in blush and mauve tones, and am looking to add more flowering bushes to my garden. I LOVE varieties that are good for cuttings so I can bring my flowers indoors to enjoy them all times of the day and to leave my daughter a flower “present” in her room to enjoy. I love how adaptable this rose is… that you can use it as a bush and as a climber… so many options to enjoy this one! <3

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  553. Sonia Covarrubias on

    I would love to get my hands on Distant Drums , I love the variety of different tones she holds , thanks for sharing !!

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  554. Amanda on

    Love roses and have begun slowly collecting as many as I can in my yard! One on my wishlist is Tea Clipper 🧡

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  555. Lauren Blum on

    I currently have a running note on my phone of all the flower varieties I want to plant. Prairie Star, David Austin, and Quicksand roses are on there!

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  556. Jess on

    We just added roses to our gardens three years ago, and it’s been … a process, but watching my daughter’s joy as they come back each season and start to bud has been such a pleasure. Thanks so much for sharing your resources!

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  557. Cessie on

    So hard to pick a favorite! I just got Distant Drums- she’s stunning and so beeeeaauuutiful! I would also love to find an Evelyn (David Austin) 💜

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  558. Karina S. on

    I don’t have a particular favorite variety but I do love David Austin varieties. 🌹

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  559. Tom on

    I am relatively new to the PNW and would love to plant a rose variety native to Seattle named Seattle Rose (Rosa ‘Seattle’). This particular rose was developed specifically for the Pacific Northwest region and it is known for its adaptability to the local climate and its ability to thrive in the region’s unique growing conditions. The Seattle Rose typically features vibrant blooms, often in shades of pink, and is cherished for its beauty and resilience here!

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  560. Kirsten on

    My grandmother has a rose bush on her proprty that she always will pick for me if it is flowering while I’m home, she says it is my rose bush and it brings me so much joy! I would like to start growing that variety at my new property states away.

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  561. Melody Richards on

    I have never grown roses, but I have fallen in love with them over the years and would love to grow some. There are these gorgeous and amazing smelling roses at the Los Angeles LDS temple. I didn’t know roses could smell so good. I wish I knew the variety.

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  562. Caroline on

    I bought two Olivia David Austin roses this spring. It’s such a beautiful rose. I love the color, the fullness, and I know I’ll love the scent when it blooms this year.

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  563. PinkFlowers on

    I’d love to grow Ballerina! Little single flowers with a dash of pink! It’s simple to the eye but so appealing!! How lovely they ship internationally!

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  564. PK on

    My favorite rose is the native Virgina Rose! Love that it is native and so fragrant!

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  565. Kate on

    I am completely new to roses, but I love the idea of roses and the old fashioned connotations and charm they hold. After skimming through the interview with Anne I think ramblers would be a good place for me to start with roses.

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  566. Ashley on

    I can’t pick a favorite but I am very excited to be adding honey Dijon and koko loco to my collection this year!

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  567. Sam on

    My favorite rose variety is the one that my late great granny grew in her garden, then passed on to my mom. I will eventually get some cuttings to grow my own generation. I don’t know the name but can still remember the intoxicating scent and fragile ruby petals that were as soft as puppy ears.

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  568. Elyna Kim on

    I was soooo excited to read this update!! I’ve been super curious about the rose project since it was mentioned in Season 1 and this update did not disappoint. So happy to hear all of the different varieties that Floret is adopting and can’t wait to learn more about roses as you continue the project! I planted my first David Austen rose shrub this year so these rose updates are giving me renewed energy to keep going! Haha

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  569. Christina Horton on

    I just get giddy over the peachy tones and I’m just in love with State of Grace. The color variation in each petal is intriguing and has absolutely captured my heart.

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  570. Dawn on

    Wow!! That’s quite an undertaking… over 700 roses!! Way to go, Erin! I can’t wait to hear more about what you learn and can’t wait to watch the first episode of the new season.
    I’ve always grown David Austin Roses and just branched out to other varieties this year. One that I hope to get my hands on is Lavender Pinocchio but haven’t had any luck yet.

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  571. Gabi Roozee on

    My favorite last year was Jubilee Celebration. It was only its first year so the stems were weak but it bloomed like crazy.

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  572. Kimberly S on

    I absolutely love the Wood Rose and it’s rosehips it grows! I don’t have a lot of experience growing Roses but this is the year I begin. I love all the Roses and would love to grow many varieties. Especially one of each color. Love the reds, yellows, oranges, pinks, purples and whites! 🌹✨💗

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  573. Kim C on

    My favourite rose is actually one that I have no idea of the name! It flowers almost in a florescent orangey/pink colour, and is just so crazy that I love it!

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  574. Diana Jones on

    My favorite rose is Princess Charlene de Monaco. The blooms are huge, the ruffles and color are gorgeous and the scent just pushes it over the top! A stunner.

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  575. Melinda on

    I’m still so new to roses that I don’t think I have a favorite. They’re all so beautiful! At this point, I want to grow them all!

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  576. Rachel Leestma on

    Right now, my favorite rose is Our Lady of Guadalupe. I was surprised by her pleasing pink flowers. I’ll be adding more of her to my garden.

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  577. Shelli r HATTAN on

    My favorite variety was Eden, at our previous home. I currently do not have a single rose at our current home. I am definitely going to study up on which ones and just looked at Rogue’s website. I am wanting a cream and lavender color.

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  578. Chloe Hemmerich on

    Ooh, my favorite rose is the climbing Lady of Shallot because the scent is fantastic and I love the way it cascades over an archway or climbs up a brick wall. The shape of the petals really draws out the colors in the most remarkable ways.

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  579. Judy Hathaway on

    I would have to say Cecile Bruner – I love wearing those sweet tiny flowers in a garland. They’re magical!

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  580. Shannon K on

    I honestly didn’t know I was a rose lover or interested in growing roses until watching the Friday episode from season two. You definitely ignited and interest, I’m all about preserving our past. I think I would start out with the Duchesse Dr Montebello, I like the papery look of the petals and the fullness of the flower.

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  581. Nicole Smith on

    I love flowers whose blooms are ombre or change colors. I would like to get the Arizona for my garden.

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  582. Jennifer Tiggey on

    I love Sally Holmes roses! Simple beautiful white and unexpected looking.

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  583. Karine Labbe on

    My favorites are the fragrant light pink old garden roses as they remind me of my grandmother’s flower garden.

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  584. Hannah Hewitt on

    My favourite rose is the taneke white rose. I had them in my wedding bouquet! Brings back lovely memories

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  585. Carissa on

    How to pick a favorite!? Haha well I don’t think I can, but one I am very excited to have newly growing in my garden this year is Sally Holmes. :)

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  586. Autumn on

    I would love to grow Joyce Barden, in honor of my great friend Carolyn who is enamored with yellow roses!

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  587. Rachel Miller on

    This is my second year flower gardening on my 3 acres and I have dreams of adding roses now! I love climber varieties – especially white ones! I’m so inspired by floret!

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  588. Xena on

    My favorite roses are wild roses, like Nootka Roses. I’m new to the rose world by name heirloom and family, but it was Nootka Roses that reminded me of my grandmothers love for roses in my adulthood. I hope to learn more about roses and grow/learn about different varieties this year!

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  589. Robyn Lee on

    Last year I bought a State of Wonder rose. I’m fascinated by the color changes as the bloom ages, starting out deep dark coral and ending almost white with pink freckles. Next up I’m looking for more of a full, climbing/rambling variety to place along my fence line.

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  590. Christy Henry on

    I hope to grow yellow lady banks this year to cover an ugly wall!

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  591. Annjanette DeBellis on

    My favorite rose has no name, it was on our property when we bought it and has to have been here for over 30 years, it is yellow, chalice shaped and the scent is heavenly. I grew up with knockout roses and grocery store duds, I never knew roses could hold such beauty and this yellow lady stole my heart, thanks to Floret, Grace Rose farms and many others we now have almost 150 beauties on our high desert so far and are learning so much about them. Our favorite place to be is in our garden and teaching others about growing.

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  592. Camryn on

    I’ve had my eye on David Austen’s Roald Dahl for the past two years since I’ve been receiving their catalogue. Unfortunately, I’m not in a stage of life to have anything more than a few potted roses, but one day I’d love to design my own rose garden on my own plot of land.

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  593. Lindsey Bennett on

    I’d love to grow the Evelyn rose someday. I have wollerton and it’s about the bloom!

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  594. Jen on

    I love to garden and grow a lot of plants for cutting bouquets but roses have always intimidated me a little with their separate set of care needs. We just built a beautiful fence bordering our property though and I am now ready to take on a few climbing roses to ramble up and along parts of the fence 🤍

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  595. Caitie on

    I am about to move into a new home and it has long been my dream to fill a yard with roses. Thank you so much for all the resources–I am so happy to learn about local options! I’m hoping to plant “Touch of Class” in memory of my mother.

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  596. Samantha Pecker on

    I hope to grow David Austin double delight roses in my garden one day. I love the juxtaposition of dark pink and canary yellow.

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  597. Pat Gualtieri on

    When our children were young, we took them to Monticello to see Jefferson’s magnificent house and gardens. While there, we bought a pale pink rose (perhaps the double musk?), which we have enjoyed for more than 30 years. A eighbor just asked, as she passed our garden, what is that heavenly smell. It’s a rose we cherish for the sentiment and the scent!

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  598. Rose Stiffler on

    I want to add Rhoald Dahl to my inherited collection of roses :)

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  599. Megan Davis on

    I’ve been coveting ‘Lavender Pinocchio’ for about four years now. Very very much looking forward to get one some day. It will bridge the colours of the white and black (mostly purples) front garden. I’m my back garden honey Dijon is the current favourite.

    Thank you for sharing such valuable knowledge about roses. This just starting rose season will undoubtedly be beautiful!

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  600. Bethany Turner on

    How do you choose just one type of Rose? They are all so beautiful! I would love to grow Bouquet Parfait!! So elegant with the white with a hint of pink!

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  601. Melinda Ching on

    I am a new flower grower and roses and the specific varieties are a new (and very exciting) world to me! I do not have a specific rose in mind because I have not grown them before. But I have bought 3 roses this year and I’m most excited to see what Koko Loco will be like :).

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  602. Sara on

    I am completely enamored with ramblers and their wild, reckless spirit! I only have a couple varieties in my garden right now, but hope to add so many more in the future.

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  603. Daina Tribble on

    My favourite rose is the climber William Baffin because it grows fast and always survives our cold winters

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  604. Jannah on

    We just planted our first few roses last fall so we don’t have a favorite yet, but I’d really love to try some climbing roses and try to find some hardier David Austin varieties. We’re more limited in what’s available for zone 3 hardiness, but we’re excited for the ones we are able to grow!

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  605. Jennifer on

    I’ve just started growing roses. My favorite so far is Gertrude Jekyll. The fragrance reminds me of my grandmother’s Avon perfumes! Such wonderful memories:)

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  606. Molly on

    I’ve just started getting into roses this year. One that I’m eager to add to my collection is French Perfume! 💛

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  607. Maegen Hindson on

    I have been growing a rose for 2 years and it has finally bloomed this spring! The variety is Paul Ricault a super fun bright hot pink color, fully double with an intoxicating scent! Purchased from RVR. Growing roses in our high desert 6b zone is a little more challenging but so worth it, I hope to add more to our collection.

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  608. Kirsten on

    OH NO! I’m screwed! An exceptional rose company that ships to Canada! Yikes!

    Looking at their catalogue, I have some very shade tolerant varieties in my basket. My urban lot is surrounded by big fir trees, but I make it work with carved out sunny spots and lots of experiments to see how far I can push the shade…but roses! Now that I can find shade tolerant roses I’m doomed!

    My very favourite rose is a small light pink heirloom cluster rose that my Aunt grows on our ancestral property. I don’t know its name but I used it with colourful blue and magenta hydrangeas in my Gran’s funeral centrepiece. It is fragrant and soft and will always remind me of my Gran. Actually, all old roses do. To bury my nose and inhale is to be with her for a familiar moment.

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  609. Rachel C on

    I’m trying to grow Lady of Shallot and Roald Dahl this season–I have such a soft spot for happy peachy roses. I’m so hoping I get some blooms!

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  610. Karen Yurkovich on

    I love the Graham Thomas rose. It is a David Austin rose and is yellow, scented, and a climber against my fence in my backyard by the gate. When I am home and it is blooming I go to it everyday to look at it and I enjoy smelling the beautiful scent. The yellow of the rose is a beautiful uplifting colour

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  611. Sandra Martensen on

    We love The Black Prince and Souvenir of Dr. Jamain (hope I spelled that right). Also, a rose we got from Rogue River, Ash Wednesday an odd, oyster-colored white who climbs all over the front of the house. All three are very worth the fungus battles.

    Thank you.

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  612. Caren on

    I love roses and miss the rose garden I inherited back in California from my mother-in-law. We moved to Colorado 6 years ago and are in a much colder growing zone. This year I just planted 3 David Austin Eustacia Vye and 1 David Austin Tranquility rose bushes. I love roses with LOTS AND LOTS OF PETALS!

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  613. Stephanie on

    I just loved the first episode of season 2! I had read your original blog posts on cataloging and working with Anne’s heirloom roses, and the episode brought the whole thing to life in the exact, dreamy way I had imagined.

    For a rose that I am very excited to have found on Rogue Valley – Barden’s Connie Lohn is really spectacular! It is unlike any other rose I’ve seen, and the petal shape reminds me of Bougainvillea, but the color reminds me of a Cafe Au Lait dahlia. It looks unreal, and although it’s out of stock at the moment, I’m on the waitlist. Aschermittwoch looks very pretty, too! They would make a gorgeous bouquet together.

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  614. Jennifer McClendon on

    So hard to pick, but I love the scent of Souvenir de la Malmaison. In fact, it was Gregg who told me about this rose and it’s potential for a cut flower. The scent is hard to explain, subtle and so unique, kind of like lemon spice mixed with strawberries and cream. If this were a perfume, it’d be the only scent I’d wear. I’ve grown my collection over the years of this variety, but there’s always room for one more!

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  615. Sarah on

    My favorite is Jude the Obscure- a discontinued David Austen variety

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  616. Brittany on

    My favorite rose in my garden is Jude the Obscure. Its scent is out of this world heavenly, plus its shape is divine and the color is my favorite! It’s an absolutely perfect rose to keep next to where I enjoy sitting with my coffee in the mornings. Even just one bloom in the house leaves a special scent that makes me smile.

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  617. Deborah on

    I’d love to grow Souvenir du Dr. Jarmain. I love a gothy dark flower & it would be so lovely along my long driveway.

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  618. Diana W. on

    A garden filled with roses of different colors would make me so happy! Bleu Magenta has such beautiful purple hues. Our bees would love them too.

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  619. Anna S. on

    Right now my favorite roses are the Olivias from David Austin. So thick and full, and smell delightful! I’m a huge fan of highly fragrant roses.

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  620. Mona on

    I am just getting started with roses. So far Olivia Austin which I am growing in a container.

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  621. Katie C on

    My favorite is French Lace. The color is understated but breathtaking. A light scent that begs you to get close to enjoy. It’s my dream to someday have a beautiful arched entry into my garden covered with a climbing rose like Treasure Trove with French Lace flanking each side. I’m smiling picturing it now…Thank you for sharing this incredible new journey, I guess I never realized there were so many different varieties of roses. It’s been fun to learn along side of you!

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  622. Cathy McBride on

    My favorite rose is Sunsprite! It’s heady, lemony-rose fragrance is the first scent in my spring garden. It reblooms and pleases again later. I look forward to it each year. Highly recommend it.

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  623. Julie on

    My favorite variety’s name has been lost, but it comes with a story. I admired this rose in my grandmother’s garden since I was a little girl. Since becoming a gardener with a space of my own, I asked her if she could try propagating it for me. My grandmother was elated and told me the story of it. She told me that my great grandmother was a housekeeper for a former presidential family. She had admired this rose, and taken a cutting to grow this beauty for her own garden. She later passed it onto my grandmother, and it became a family heirloom. My delighted grandmother then started taking cuttings for me. After a couple tries, it rooted. It bloomed months later and is the most gorgeous, dusty deep pink I have seen. Plus, the fragrance brings me back to my grandmother.

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  624. Emily Mc. on

    I live somewhat close to the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. Having it so close to me has allowed me to see and enjoy so many different types of blooms. So many favorites, but Lady of Shallot and Jude the Obscure are my favorites of the moment.

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  625. Jill Wittig on

    I have a lovely climber rose, Lady of Shalott.

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  626. Adriana SanRoman-Ball on

    My mom always had a beautiful rose garden in every home we lived in. Her last home had it in the front yard and people would come to look at it. I have one also but working on growing mine. My mom passed away in August and I feel her with me whenever I’m in my garden. One of her favorites was the double delight and the Mr. Lincoln. I’d love to be a steward of some heirloom roses.

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  627. Kim Masse on

    I’m new to growing roses, and there are many varieties I am excited to try growing. However, at the moment I am on a mission to get The Lark Ascending from David Austin. It is a gorgeous color, produces hips and is shade tolerant which is a big thing in my yard!

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  628. Christianna on

    I am so excited to find a climbing variety to add to the yard this year – I’m in the process of building a trellis at the entrance to the bottom of my yard, and am hoping to find something beautiful and yellow to plant there.

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  629. Jacky on

    My favorite rose is ‘Mrs. Oakley Fisher’ (circa 1921) and I really hope you’ll grow her too, Erin. I first fell in love with this soft apricot colored, large flowered, single hybrid tea at the Albuquerque botanical garden. It was one of the only roses in bloom that September. I found it as a tiny 4” pot through Annie’ Annuals and it managed to grow quite well in a pot, in part shade, for years. It’s been in the ground in full sun for years 3.5 years now and is one of the healthiest, most floriferous roses in my garden. This rose blooms daily without stopping until frost without deadheading. We have an extreme climate in Bishop, CA at 4,150’ the sun is intense, frosts can be late, winters can be dry or wet at get down to 10 degrees, summers get to triple digits. I can’t say enough amazing things about this rose. The fragrance is delightful too.

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  630. brady macdonald on

    My favourite rose I’ve found so far is Madame Alfred Carriere!!!

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  631. Claire on

    I love the Albrighton Rambler. I am new to growing roses but loved the first episode of season 2!

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  632. Brandy on

    I cannot believe how far you have come! I just recently bought my first roses. I didn’t think i liked them until I found the old garden varieties. Good lunck in everything you do and I cannot wait to watch your second season.

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  633. Amy on

    I’m not very familiar with names of roses. I’ve seen some that have one color on one side of the petal and another in the outside. I think those are very lovely.

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  634. Kari Parks on

    I appreciate your willingness to adoption and preserve this incredibly collection. I’m just dipping my toe into Roses and appreciate these resources. I’m excited to expand my collection to include Old English varieties.

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  635. Tara Hewitt on

    I would love to grow Abracadabra rose. I have never grown roses before.

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  636. Cindy Rogers on

    I have been working on establishing my rose garden for about three years. I’m just getting started. I have always loved the David Austin roses for their big fragrant blooms. Graham Thomas and Abraham Darby are favorites that I still want to plant in my garden.

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  637. Krystyna on

    Climbing Roses of any type are my favorites! I am still learning and would not remember the names of any that I have.

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  638. Corisa on

    Every new variety to me is my favorite. Planted my first roses last year. I love the wildness they offer to my garden.

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  639. Libby on

    I love peace roses (a floribunda type, I think?) because it’s the first rose I ever grew, but started an obsession that grew quite large overt teen years. I got it for my 16th birthday and my parents left it behind when they moved from my childhood home, which gutted me. I haven’t grown roses since, but at the ripe old age of 44, I decided it’s time to try again so here we are… I have two little rose bushes trying to survive this heat wave we’re having and I’m thrilled.

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  640. Claire Pollock on

    I do not care for many store-bought standard varieties of roses… but looking at Old English roses in pale pink has changed my mind about roses!! Gorgeous!

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  641. Christie Tackett on

    At the moment I love port sunlight because it’s the first to bloom in my garden. But I love the muted colors and ruffles of the less traditional roses.

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  642. Stacey T on

    Boscobel- the color is amazing.

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  643. Tricia Tabor on

    I love the Old English varieties of roses. Truthfully, I love all roses. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been drawn to the beauty of roses, and I can’t resist smelling of every rose I pass, just to see if it has that classic “rose” smell!

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  644. Joanne Dubrow on

    Picking a favorite rose is near impossible for me, but I will say I truly love the old English varieties. Very fragrant and full. We do have and old Cecilbruner rose with small delicate pink flowers and a sweet fragrance, shes a winner!

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  645. Janet Nimiroski on

    Oh so hard to pick just one. I especially love any kind of climbing roses, particularly the ones that are wild and seemingly out of control. Often I’ll see them running wild in the woods or off to the side of the highway and it’s so hard not to just pull over and take them home with me. :)

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  646. Bethany B. on

    There are 2 roses that are on my wishlist for my garden. The first is Koko Loko, a lovely dusty pink/chocolate color. The second is Pat Austin from David Austin, it has a peachy copper color that has beautiful shaped blooms. Rogue Valley is new to me, but I am definitely going to check them out!

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  647. Lauren on

    Literally after watching the first episode I started searching for rambling roses. I looove wild roses and think this would be a perfect first addition to my new garden! I found something called Cl Cécile Brünner which are just stunning, so that will likely be my first attempt, but certainly not my only one! Thank you for all you and your team do, you are all a true inspiration.

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  648. Kathleen on

    How to choose?? I’m drawn to fragrance, and it’s hard to go wrong with Gertrude Jekyll. She’s gorgeous, she climbs, and the scent is heady.

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  649. Heather G on

    Rosa setigera, the Climbing Prairie Rose. A demure Wisconsin native, beautiful climbing the posts and on the arbor over our chicken run.

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  650. Leisa on

    My favorite, so far, rambling rose is the new dawn climbing rose. I love the pale pink because it reminds me of a rose garden I visited when I was seven. I don’t have a garden but my daughter does. She just moved in to her new house and I’d like to honor her by winning. She followed floret before the discovery plus documentary and gave me the treasure of knowing about the Floret farm. She has a trellis, a yard and a good heart. Her baby girl will grow up under the umbrella of rose petals.

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  651. DeAnne on

    It is difficult to narrow down my favorite rose. There are so many to choose from. I am in a quest to acquire the David Austin rose, Evelyn, as this weas my grandmother’s name. I have yet to locate one.
    In the meantime, I am growing Mother of Pearl this year from Menagerie and I think I will love it!
    The Fairy rose is a sweet favorite given to me by a dear friend.

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  652. Zoe M on

    My favorite variety by far is my koko loko – I know it’s popular and trendy and perhaps a bit unsurprising in that way – but it grew so joyously and bloomed so earnestly in its first year. More than any other rose in the garden. And, add to that it’s bewitching coloring and there you are: my favorite.

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  653. Kelly Shearer on

    Gardening is my place of peace, I have recently changed my focus to cut flowers instead of Vegetables( limited space and all:) My first rose purchased was Jude the Obscure last year. It’s still very little, the local deers decided to take a taste sample, but currently has beautiful leaves growing. My next will probably be something like Marianne. I love the light pink and full double looking blooms. I’m very excited to dip my toes into caring for a few special rose varieties.

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  654. Shandell Pottorf on

    Just discovered a variety called Distant Drums. It’s so unique!

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  655. Shari D. on

    I have an unnamed family heirloom rose that came from my grandmother’s garden in Enumclaw. It is a climber & tough as nails. I love to see it in full scarlet bloom every fall.

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  656. Pilar Gonzalez on

    I love the Cherry Parfait roses with their beautiful two-toned petals.

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  657. Marina D. on

    How to even pick a favorite! I would have to say this season my favorite is Sombreuil. A lovely creamy white double full climber with the most amazing fruity fragrance.

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  658. Lala on

    I was gifted a Knockout Rose and it is my absolute favorite! The color of the blooms are so saturated and cheerful! It really brightens up my patio.

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  659. Peggy G on

    Marianne. My mom’s name is Mary Ann and has Stage 4 cancer, but has last chemo today, woo hoo! This rose would symbolize her strength and conditioning beauty (even as she has lost her hair, eyebrows & eye lashes).

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  660. Devon Hezlep on

    Cecile Brunner, to create a magical entrance to our garden for my small kiddos to be enchanted by! I want them to have lasting memories of beautiful things that will make them want to garden when they are adults.

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  661. Katherine Hogan on

    I fell in love with old English roses years ago. My daughters gift red me an Emily Brontë rose bush this past Mother’s Day. Although it arrived in all its bare root bareness I am sure it will become my favorite because of the love that added it to my life.

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  662. Carlee Hyland on

    I really want to grow ramblers! I love how they take over a structure so quickly. I also love any yellow rose. I have Roald Dahl and Edith’s Darling in my garden and they make me so happy.

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  663. Katrina on

    What an incredible project and huge undertaking – thank you for being willing to invest in maintaining all these older varieties, and saving their beauty for future generations.
    As for my favorite rose variety, I have no idea – I’ve been hesitant to grow them due to lack of confidence. I do know I love the old messy-looking ones that have a lot of scent, and the deeper bolder colors really grab me.

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  664. Eileen Wallis on

    White banksia roses, because they’re mentioned in one of my very favorite books (and movies) Enchanted April.

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  665. S. Myers on

    My favorite is Bolero. It is a white rose with exquisite scent and while the spring still has cool nights (as it often does in the PNW) the white buds will open up with a gorgeous deep blush pink in the center, similar to an Eden or Earth Angel. During the heat of the summer, that blush is more peach to pure white in color, and then back to pink in the fall – making for a lovely color-shift through the seasons. Another great thing – Bolero produces like a mini rose factory from early summer through frost. I have multiples and they are always covered in blooms.

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  666. Marie Simone Abaya on

    I love Lady Emma Hamilton for its color and amazing fruity scent. Unfortunately, it is impossible to find!

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  667. Jasmin McGraw on

    I love my swan lake tea cup variety it’s so feminine and delicate love them

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  668. Kiersten on

    Picking a favorite rose is like picking a favorite child…I love them all! I live in North Florida (hot and humid) and I can offer to folks in this area that I have had great success with “Tausendschon”. A beautiful rambler that has small but plentiful blooms! Loves climbing on a fence. Not very fragrant. And Mme. De Sevigne is very fragrant and stunningly beautiful!! Two of my favs!! Choose local growers!

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  669. Annette Z on

    I don’t know the name of my favorite rose because it was planted by the previous owner of our property. It was wonderful to see it bloom the first year when we were still trying to visualize the property through all the weeds. In close second are all my David Austen roses…I’m up to seven and it’s not enough!

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  670. Tracy Duncan on

    I have always loved Knockout Roses. They perform well, and are a beautiful deep pink. I would love the opportunity to try other varieties of roses though.

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  671. Jess on

    To be honest I don’t have a favorite variety, but favorite color. I LOVE the buff or peachy toned varieties. I’d love to grow a climbing rose. Currently have “adopted” the sad looking sale roses I find at stores that are about to hit the cull bin. I baby them, and they are thriving. :) I’d love to be able to splurge on a couple fancy varieties though.

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  672. Sheila on

    I am only three years into growing and loving roses. I am already enthralled with roses and have about 15 different varieties in my garden, most planted just this year. Also, a large thicket of native Nootka roses is growing in the woods across the street that are over 10 feet, climbing into the trees, and have the most exquisite scent; they show me the beauty and toughness of the species roses, too. Thanks to Erin and other writers who share their love of old roses in books and blogs, I hope to start growing several old roses next year!

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  673. Rachel on

    I never loved roses until I was introduced to David Austin roses- now I can’t be without them. Lady of Shalot is divine. I love anything with a strong scent! Excited to try new climbers this year- strawberry hill, and golden celebrations. My sister in law had an old rambler at her house- and I fell in love with it! After watching your show I should have taken a cutting and tried to propagate it!

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  674. Monica on

    I love the rose “Morning Has Broken” for a couple reasons. The light yellow color is my favorite and the name. “Morning Has Broken” is one of my favorite hymns from church. It reminds me of the Sunday mornings in church with the sun shining through the stained glass windows of my small county church.

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  675. Cindy on

    I love David Austin roses and currently grow five, Olivia Rose Austin, Golden Celebration, Boscobel, Desdemona and Princess Alexandria of Kent. I also have three Princess Charlene de Monaco bushes that are amazing, and I also love Sunbelt Savannah by Kordes. She is a hybrid tea prolific bloomer with very fragrant pink roses resembling an older garden rose with a high petal count. I have two of her in my garden. I also love Fragrant Cloud, a hybrid tea with very fragrant peach-colored blooms. It’s hard to choose a favorite because they are all so unique. I am drawn to fragrant roses and hope to grow more fragrant varieties in my rose garden.

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  676. Jen on

    My favorite has always been white Iceberg roses from Heirloom Roses here in Oregon. They have minimal thorns, and a beautiful lite pink tinge when they are budding out.

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  677. Rolando on

    My current favorite rose is a rose I got from Antique Rose emporium, called Belinda’s dream, a climbing variety. Being from Texas it is hard to find roses that do well in the heat and humidity. However, after discovering Antique rose emporium and looking at the varieties that are deemed “earthkind” I decided to give it try, and boy was I impressed it bloomed on its first year and has put on tons of growth. I’ve only had it for 2 years and it looks well established with all the growth it is put on, and it doesn’t look tired mid summer when temperatures are constantly in the upper 90’s and high humidity.

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  678. Theresa Gawthrop on

    Years ago I grew lovely Madame Isaac Pereier and Marie Louise roses in a garden in Maryland, soooo beautiful – I still have some gorgeous photos – and the fragrance was phenomenal. The deer ate my roses in Colorado. I’ve also grown Zepherine Drouhin and it’s also a lovely, fragrant rose. I’m trying my first David Austin in a container here in SWVA, but my conditions aren’t as optimal, so fingers are crossed!

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  679. Chelsea Bumgarner on

    This is the first year I’m growing the Generous Gardener from David Austin. It’s climbing up my garden shed and looks more gorgeous than I could’ve imagined. I’ve fallen in love with roses in the last year and they’re romantic qualities.

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  680. Michelle L on

    I would invest in Alchymist from Rogue Valley Roses. A fully double apricot climber. I love the full structure of a double and last season I stared adding lots of apricot into my beds, it is my new favorite color! I have the perfect location of a climbing type. Living in a zone 4 has been a struggle with roses in general but choosing older varieties gives me more confidence.

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  681. Janice B. on

    Although I am an avid gardener, I have only just begun to investigate roses. I enjoyed frequent walks around L.A.’s rose garden when I lived nearby, but thought roses were probably too finicky for me. At this point, I’m drawn to fragrant varieties and ones with unique color mixes, like Joseph’s Coat.
    I am now in New Jersey and am interested in the Old European roses of which you wrote bc of the climate here.
    Thank you for freely sharing information.

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  682. Stephanie P on

    My favorite is Crown Princess Margareta—a huge bloomer, the first plant we planted at out first house. Now it wraps around our porch and greets us with cheerful and sweet smelling blooms that are a joy to see and share with friends. I will always grow this rose.

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  683. Renee Gibson on

    I am not acquainted with Rogue Valley Rose’s, but am certain to try them out now. I generally purchase through David Austin. And my two favorites are Gertrude Jekyll climber which has a gorgeous pink color and Golden Celebrations an English Shrub rose with the loveliest fragrance. Thanks for all the other great shares!

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  684. Alana on

    Amazing Grace is my favorite Rogue Valley rose, because she earned her place in my garden in honor of my grandmother, the amazing Grace Sandefur. She taught me to love flowers, and the color pink, and to always be thankful, and do your best with whatever you’ve been given. Amazing Grace is a cheerful pink, nearly thornless, and has a lovely fragrance, and is a perfect representative of my amazing Mimi!

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  685. Nancy G. on

    My favorite rose is April in Paris. I planted it in memory of my best friend who passed away in 2008. My husband and I have moved a couple of times since then and my hope is to plant a rose in her memory at our new home. I really enjoyed your article and appreciate all of the work you are doing to preserve the rare collection of roses.

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  686. Ashley Patterson on

    Currently I’m in love with our Cecile Brunner climbing rose. It seemed to fully bloom over night this year and gave off the most wonderful sent throughout the backyard. I would love to slowly add to our collection and continue learning any bit about the world of roses.

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  687. Nichole Rairigh on

    Carding Mills is my favorite rose. I love the smell of all David Austin Roses!

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  688. Melissa Bryan on

    David Austin roses are my favorite. Caring for roses and plants began when I was a child. My father was an exceptional gardener and always had the most beautiful roses. Through him, I learned the names of plants, trees, and their care. He passed away when I was a teen but his memory lived on through my own love of flowers. Floret is such an inspiration to me and I was so excited to have received one of your books for Mother’s Day. I can’t wait to watch season 2! Blessings to you all this year!

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  689. Christina Melvin on

    I love garden roses. I love how they have the gentle cup shape and the loose, flowing stems. They are not upright and rigid. I don’t have one particular favorite as I love them all. I have always loved roses. As a child, my father let me plant a small rose garden in our backyard. It was magical to me. I remember having a gorgeous red climber that covered the pergola my father had built. We are in our second year as a small flower farm in the Florida Panhandle (hurricane season definitely keeps us on our toes) and I purchased some David Austin shrub roses last fall. I have been absolutely in love with them. The scents are divine! I missed growing roses and am so glad that we now have some.

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  690. Sheena on

    My favorite rose variety is William Morris, which I cannot find anymore. I have one left on my property and try to take cuttings, but my cuttings never take. It is an old English rose, delicately pink and soft. It has a lovely fragrance.

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  691. Brooke Adler on

    I am a young new gardener and am just dipping my toes into the world of roses. Now that i finally have a home of my own, I most recently added Francis Melliand (hybrid tea) to my garden. My dream is to make a cottage-like oasis with a lot of native additions to enjoy for years to come. This story has been an inspiration to continue expanding and preserving plants that make our world more biodiverse. Not to mention providing memories, beauty, and captivation for our future. Thank you for sharing this story!

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  692. Kailyn on

    I am lucky enough to live near to an extensive rose garden and spend many days wandering through the beauty of it all and smelling the unique scents. My grandmother grew roses and I have always been sad that I never attempted to save any of them when she past and her house was sold. She has this beautiful unique one that smelled Devine with an almost white Centre that turned to yellow and then has coral pink edges, if I could find that flower again, I would plant it everywhere I could!

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  693. Nancy on

    I would love any David Austin roses. I haven’t tried to grow them as I am just getting into growing roses. I started last year with Knock Out roses. Living in zone 4 in WI, my garden is slowly waking up.

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  694. Rebekah Miner on

    We had a giant pink climbing rose on our deck in the house I grew up in. Light pink, fragrant and huge. As a kid, I didn’t know what a treasure it was but now a a gardener and someone who loves roses I can appreciate how special it was and how my mom took care of it. I have no idea what variety it was unfortunately.

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  695. Megan on

    My koko loko is probably my favorite just based on the unique color. I picked up Bathsheba this year which I’m thinking may end up being a front runner.

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  696. Leslie on

    I love the colors on the ‘distant drums’ rose but also want to try a climbing rose and would love to try ‘Glorie de Dijon’. There are too many to choose from! They’re all so beautiful!

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  697. Kennedy on

    I love the Kiss Me Kate roses variety! I’m just now learning more about roses but this one really has my eye. The condensed blooms look so intricate and I’m drawn to the soft pink color. I’m hoping to grow it in my garden soon and watch her climb!

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  698. Rachel Clark on

    My favorite variety is alchymist. I think the colors are just gorgeous. Can’t wait to see them blooming on my arbor

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  699. Sarah B. on

    I recently added Julia Childs roses to my garden and love their fragrance. There is just something so pleasant about a gentle breeze followed by a sweet perfume. Maybe I’m on a yellow roses kick, but I am interested in adding Gold Medal roses. They sound like real winners. ;)

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  700. Larochelle D. on

    There’s a reason why roses are seen as queen of the garden. It is timeless and holds its own beauty.
    Roses are both nostalgic to me and intimidating.
    My favorite variety are the climbing roses. I was lucky enough to have purchased Ash Wednesday last year for Rouge Valley Roses and can’t wait for this beauty to take off.
    I hope to add more unique roses on my garden and have my own collection.

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  701. Zac on

    I like antique roses, they remind me of my grandmother.

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  702. Cheri M. on

    My favorite rose is an unknown (to me) rose that bloomed in front of an old house in my hometown over 40 years ago. It looks similar to the old rambler roses that you are thankfully saving! I wonder how many of these old rambler roses are still growing in old landscapes across the U.S.? I remember as a kid being in awe over the size and abundance and fragrance. I am so glad you are doing the work to preserve these endangered roses. Thank you!

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  703. Kayla on

    My grandmother always had a passion for roses and they lined her front yard my whole childhood. I am in the very buddings of what I plan on creating, an entire perennial garden. I intend to slowly tend a space that will honor my little boy’s life and comfort other families during loss in the spirit of flowers donated to our funeral home. Eden and Pretty in Pink Eden are the first roses for this dream and I have a great many on my heart to add over the next few decades. They aren’t old enough to provide a huge display but they have my heart already.

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  704. Katie on

    Roses are beautiful. I love the native Nutka roses we have abundant here in Washington state. I don’t have any cultivated roses currently on my property. But always find myself looking at Noisette roses. Not sure what it is about them, but they’re always what I end up clicking on when looking online! I cannot wait to one day embark on a rose adventure and have an arbor with rambling roses flowing!

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  705. Hannah H on

    It’s so hard to pick 1 but my favorite in my garden right now is Sombreuil. Beautiful as a plant and cut flower.

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  706. Susan Corrieri on

    Someday I hope to have a Souvenir de la Malmaison but I’m still getting to know my garden preferences and what survives the long winters here in northern WI. Thank you for sharing all this wonderful information.

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  707. Marissa M on

    My favorite variety doesn’t have a name that I know of. It’s a pink old-world variety that my great-grandmother planted at her house (where I grew up and now live), from a start that her family brought over from Germany in the 1880’s.
    If I could plant more roses, I would plant multitudes of David Austin style. Love the full, fluffy cabbage style, especially in climbers/ramblers.

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  708. Erin Martin on

    I’m actually completely new to roses. I’ve never grown any, but have always wanted to try! I have a sunny spot where I’d love to plant a beautiful yellow, white, or pink rose.

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  709. Denise Cummings on

    How do you pick one favorite??? If I have to, I suppose I would pick Wollerton Old Hall. WOH is a beautiful pastel melon/butter cream color with a light amazing scent.
    As for a new one, I am looking to add China Town. Its a yellow. We had one when I was growing up and have always wanted to get another for my own home.

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  710. Aimy Tran on

    This past year my husband and I moved into our first home with our little one year old. It’s been a dream of mine to be able to create core memories in the garden with my little one just as I did when I was a child. I dream of starting a little cut rose and vegetable garden. My little one is already showing so much interest in gardening. Anytime he sees a flower he gives it a big sniff and says AHH. Currently, we only have grass and weeds growing in our backyard. I would love to be able to add some enchanting fragrant roses like Rogue Valley Roses’ Stirling Silver and Tantarra.

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  711. Kaity Newman on

    Im about 4 years into my love for Roses. And its quickly grown and led me to researching. One of my favorite roses is david austin Abraham Darby. I was so enchanted by its color and the way each bloom turns out a bit different. Im getting Reine de Violettes this year and Im really excited for it being an older rose.

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  712. Sadie on

    I love the Austin roses. I also love roses with that beautiful, old-fashioned rose scent. Roses are my favorite flower!

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  713. Elena on

    My two favorite roses are Princess Charlene de Monaco and Darwin’s Enigma. The princess smells divine and her flowers are so big and ruffled. Amazing. Darwin grows in near total shade with such vigor and puts on masses of blooms, I am grateful for any plant that works that hard for me.

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  714. Abby on

    I love the Devoniensis climbing tea rose – got my eye on it if it comes back in stock!

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  715. Jayne on

    I’ve always loved the fragrance of antique roses, and the Peace rose is my favorite because it bloomed so beautifully in my childhoods garden.

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  716. Karen O. on

    I love deep rich colors and saw ‘Tuscany Superb’ on the Rogue Valley Roses website. Unfortunately it is out of stock but hopefully I can get it in the future. IIt is such a beautiful rose.

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  717. Melanie Smith on

    It brings me so much joy (and a true sense of comfort) to know that these roses are being cared for and preserved. My love for the old European roses developed early in life. It was only last year that I dove into the world of David Austins and I am addicted! I’m squeezing as many delicious old roses into my backyard garden as I possibly can. Thanks so much for this vital and important work you’re doing Floret!

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  718. Wendy Henrichs on

    I love all roses. Wish I had more land and sun! Thank you for your generosity of information! ❤️

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  719. Jan Fritz on

    I have had a connection to roses since I was born. I remember at my mother and father’s new house which was built right in the middle of a huge empty area– ours being the first house built in the development– right before I came into the world (I was born just as they moved in), they installed a large fence and covered it with rambling roses to give their home beauty. I grew up smelling and arranging those beauties for a “bouquet for Mom” over many years.
    I lost my mother on this day, and no matter how old I get, I’m still her little girl with visions of cutting those roses with her. I would love to plant a rosebush in her memory to celebrate her life. I love the joyfulness of the shrub rose Rockin’ Robin. She loved all kinds and colors of roses. What a tribute it would be. Thank you for your consideration.

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  720. Melissa Vliem on

    My current rose obsession is with David Austin roses. The shape/form and scent just sing to me so much more than what I come to think of as the “typical roses” you usually find sold in local and chain garden centers. I’m starting to plan a hedge of roses in a variety of pinks along the front of my house near the road so neighbors can smell them as they walk by.

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  721. Heather on

    What a great resource! Thank you. I am hoping to add Bleu Magenta to my partly shaded patio to cover trellises to hide our chiller/heat pumps. I am new to growing roses and was not aware that some varieties bloom in several different colors!

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  722. Christine A. on

    Antique roses are my favorites and this is one aspect of Floret that really has piqued my interest since you shared this visit awhile back. I look forward to this episode in particular. My favorite rose is very small antique rose called Nigrette (aka the Black Rose of Sangerhausen) that I bought from RVR. It’s not showy or very fragrant, bu the color alone makes it my favorite~she darkest red rose that I’ve ever seen.🖤

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  723. Nicole on

    I don’t know that I have a favorite.. I do love The Old Lady Gardner rose – it does come to mind first, but – I just love all roses! I would love to add Anne’s favorite Hybrid R. Moyesii ‘Geranium’ as well as two Gregg mentioned in his interview – Sappho & William Lobb!

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  724. Bria on

    I don’t know much about roses. But our house came with 6 different plants that I’m trying to figure out how to care for. My favorite is a yellow climbing rose with an amazing scent. Unfortunately, when you cut them the petals drop off very quickly.

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  725. Natalie Lairamore on

    I’m still new to growing roses and in my growing collection I have seven different bushes. My favorite so far is my David Austin ‘James Galway’.

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  726. Stephanie Galarza on

    So far my Emily Bronte is my fave rose with its luscious petals and lovely scent but I only started my love of roses a couple of years ago… I’m sure there are many more to discover!

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  727. Chelsea Dunshee on

    My favorite rose right now is a David Austin Rose called Teasing Georgia. It climbs a ladder that suspends over a dinner table in my garden. I cannot believe how big and deep the blooms are. I can linger by them all morning watching the sun move the dew drops down the petals. The color is such a beautiful sherbert and the smell…… Oh my word….amazing. I don’t get quite enough sun for Peonies but Roses make up for it ten fold! Thank you for sharing all of this new rose information

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  728. Andrea Bowe on

    I love distant drums. They were the rose I used at my wedding. I’ve always found them beautiful

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  729. Kimberly Nichols on

    My favorite rose is a shrub rose called Lady Emma Hamilton. It has a fruity scent and orange flowers with dark green leaves. It is a striking rose – just beautiful! Also, thank you for the tip on “burning” the landsape fabric to make holes! I had never thought of that.

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  730. Brynn on

    The iceberg climbing rose is my favorite! I was supposed to receive one from David Austin this year, but they now aren’t shipping until next year. Gives me time to get trellis for it.

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  731. Elizabeth Singer on

    Without a doubt, Lady Emma Hamilton, a David Austin beauty with a scent that is incredible. Sadly, rose rosette disease has made an appearance in my garden, so I lost my favorite. I’m sure there will be more favorites along my rose journey, can’t wait to see what’s next.

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  732. Ashley on

    Rosa Constance Spry is absolutely stunning! I hope to be able to plant this in my garden soon.

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  733. Sarah Brown on

    My dad use to have a Dolly’s Forever Rose bush, and he would always pick me a bouquet for my dances recitals every year. But I just love the delicate look of Hettie. I have always wanted a climber rose on a Pagoda or a trellis with beautiful, delicate roses. Hettie would be perfect for that!

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  734. Melissa on

    This is so interesting and I would love any of these at our community garden.

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  735. Juliana C on

    I’d love to plant ‘Snowdrift’ in my garden, I gravitate towards the tight white petals and classic look (plus it’s great for bouquets). Since I’m a novice rose grower and it’s a hardy variety it seems like a great starting point!

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  736. Sandra Vigil on

    I love the story of Anne on Episode 1. I think it is wonderful that you were inspired to get involved in the preservation of her work. I had never heard of Anne before but I was inspired to search for her books. I live in zone 5b, so hardy roses are not as plentiful but I would love to plant some shrub roses that have fragrance.

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  737. Angela Webster on

    I don’t have any roses yet nor do I know any varieties. However, I wanted to share that my grandmother was born in Ascot, England and she had a love for roses. She also loved the smell of roses. So any time I smell a rose soap or lotion it makes me think of her. My grandparents built their home from the limestone rocks that my grandfather pulled by hand from the hills of Kansas lands a few miles from their home. On the southern facing side of their rock home, my grandmother grew roses that trellised 2 stories of their home of the rock face. It was absolutely a gorgeous site when the roses were in bloom. My grandmother loved her gardens so much and helped to create a joy in my heart for gardening. Roses and Iris make me think of all the good memories with her and they’re both something I’d like to add to my garden in time. Thank you for this story because the rose pictures bring back many memories.

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  738. Emily Veal on

    I am new to roses and have fell in love. I have 2 rose bushes and a new dawn climbing rose which is just beautiful, well they all are, and I am in the process of planning and planting a rose garden where I can escape after a long days work (and hopefully my kids) to just enjoy the beauty of these flowers!

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  739. Camberley on

    Gypsy sue keeps calling my name, that might have to be my next beauty!

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  740. Meri on

    My first rose purchase was Koko Loko. I love the unique coloring and how it changes over time 💕

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  741. Allison Royal on

    This is my first year growing roses! I am honoring my great grandmother, Nanny, who was an avid rose gardener as well as my mom who loves to tell me stories of sitting with Nanny as she tended the garden…

    I have fallen in love with my bliss parfuma & at last roses this year. I can’t wait to continue my rose journey & would be so grateful for an opportunity to add more to my collection!

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  742. Lucy Dodd on

    I have a dream of growing alchemist climbing rose along my backyard fence.

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  743. Jessica W on

    The Juliet Rose! That perfect blend of peach, cream, and pink is just so beautiful and of course all the petals!

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  744. Sarah Urquhart on

    I love Dainty Bess, its dark stamens on the single pink petals is so beautiful. And fragrant too. I have moved my one bush three times. Still looking for more!

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  745. Natalie Howerton on

    Right now my favorite rose is queen of Sweden. I’d love to have some good climbing roses in my garden too.

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  746. Allison Novak on

    I fell in love with roses when I moved to the willamette valley two years ago, and my dear friend Therese gave me three rose plants to inaugurate my garden with as a housewarming gift. It quickly grew into. Small collection of mostly David Austin roses, of which I now have 19 varieties in my veggie garden and lots ve like they are my plant babies. Today Queen of Sweden is in bloom and her perfect tea cup shaped flowers are so beautiful!! I would love to continue to collect and propagate these roses, and would love to try my luck with older heirloom varieties, own root stock ones in particular and species roses that pollinators love.

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  747. Abbey Jones on

    I am new to gardening, but I recently bought my first house and was gifted a beautiful Colette climbing Rose. I have fallen in love with climbing roses and am wanting to add a yellow English climbing rose to my small collection!

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  748. Laura Tripp on

    I LOVE roses! Two years ago I got a catalog from David Austin and used it as a coffee table book looking often at all the beauties. This year, for my 50th I finally ordered bushes. I got five different varieties and after a long wait, they’ve shown up! They are in the ground and showy signs of life! I can’t wait to see how they grow!

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  749. Sara on

    I recently saw or rather smelled this amazing rose variety at a nursery called Roald Dahl, which is a David Austin variety. It’s an amazing golden peach color and is a shrub variety. I’m very new to roses, but would love to have this one to enjoy!

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  750. Olivia on

    My favorite variety is Kew Gardens.

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  751. Kim Thorn on

    I fell in love with old English Roses. They remind me of an old cottage garden and they smell amazing. I started growing David Austin roses two years ago and have had good success in my home state of Illinois. Currently, I have 4 growing which include Lady of Shallot and Queen of Sweden. My goal is to have one of every color available. I have my eye on Gertrude Jekyll. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and all these wonderful resources on roses!

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  752. Claire on

    I just saw Clytemnestra and Penelope at an old rose show. I’d love to grow the pair!

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  753. Lara Solensky on

    I’m very into climbing roses right now…I just planted my very first last spring and looking at it now, it’s at least tripled in size. I want to fill up my entire yard with any and all roses now!

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  754. Sarah Murphy on

    Ginger Syllabus!
    That will be my first climbing rose addition, someday!

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  755. Mindy Carl on

    What an amazing legacy by a woman who cared for her roses as her children. Wonderful to have the combined interests of science, art, and horticulture to encourage your roses and watch their yearly scented glory! I love the Allegra roses- would love to do a painting of them……

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  756. Shasta on

    I would love to have the Eden Rose because she would add some much needed beauty to my landscape.

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  757. Alicia on

    My favorite rose variety is a miniature rose. It’s easy to grow in my limited garden space and it’s so cute and small!

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  758. Margaret Baily on

    I’ve always been a fan of David Austin English roses. I am looking to find a climbing rose for a trellis in my backyard and after reading your post I am inspired to look for an heirloom variety. Thanks for sharing.

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  759. Lisa Higgins on

    My favorite rose is the David Austin “EVELYN” , which is simply gorgeous. This rose reminds me of my grandmother everyday not only because that was her first name but also because it brings back all of the fun childhood memories of playing outside in the garden.

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  760. Christina on

    I purchased a rose this year named “Sweet Tea” from the TX Rose Emporium . Its fragrance is soft with a citrus fruity note;. Coloring is cream with pastel pink and yellow undertones. Of course I was attracted to the name, my favorite refreshment after a long hot day in my southern garden!

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  761. Susan Rodee on

    Alchymist climbing rose has the most delicious rose fragrance . Climbing along my back fence this rose is a gorgeous apricot color and creates a romantic feeling in the garden. That being said, I love so many roses it is hard to choose! Wonderful project and so full of history and beauty!. Thank you for taking this amazing work on for others to learn from and enjoy!

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  762. Tom Arbuckle on

    We are Beekeepers here in Oregon, and we love every rose that brings bright color, and fragrance to our garden.

    Love the second season, GREAT WORK all of you.

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  763. Devan Butler on

    I was so moved by the first episode in season 2 … I am so excited to learn how to take cuttings
    And share roses with my friends and family, beyond the bouquets I will make with my bushes. I am very excited about my rambling rose Clair Austin that I am training to climb an arch in my garden. I would absolutely love to grow my collection. I was about to say I would love to be a collector, but I already am! It’s funny… when Greg said “ calling yourself a gardener changes things” it’s easy to watch these Instagram posts and be intimidated by all the great things people are doing… but there is nothing separating me from them. I love to grow. I have the same earth to grow on. I plan to grow this rose collection and try to find some of these rare varieties to preserve them! I was so inspired by Ann saying “what is late in life, I plan to live to 100” if she can do what she did with her roses at 60+ I just think of what I can do at 35 if I set my heart and mind to it.

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  764. Leslie Emanuels on

    All I can say is, “Well done!” What fun it has been to live vicariously through the Floret team. To see this new phase of saving whole groups of roses is really exciting. Thank you for all the content and information. I have been following for years. I received my first dahlias tubers from you. I still have your hand written note that came with it. I now have many beds of them. I so wish I could take a whole group of roses. Currently we are in transition from a residential house to lots of land. Maybe someday!

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  765. Linda Jones on

    I can not decide which is my favorite old rose.Abaracadabra is beautiful with the striped blooms.The antique and heirloom varieties are beautiful and remind me of old southern gardens here in the south.Their fragrance and beauty are superior in every respect.I love them!

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  766. Diane on

    My daughters and I are trying to start a flower business. We would love to do weddings and events. I would like to grow Baby Austin and Allegra. The ruffled blooms are gorgeous. I think they would be beautiful in bouquets.

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  767. Dolly Perry on

    Pope John Paul 2nd is the one that comes to mind for me. I was so terribly ill last summer and couldn’t tend the gardens the way I wanted to…PJP2nd just kept blooming no matter what and brought me such joy. The scent (which is my criteria for all roses) is astounding and it wraps around you in a perfumed hug!

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  768. Emily on

    I’ve loved the rose Double Delight since smelling it as a child in my grandfather’s front yard — now I have my own, which thankfully has survived several zone 4 winters so far!
    The rose I’ve looked at with longing for years is David Austin’s Lady of Shalott. Also the climbing rose Polka — so gorgeous!
    Thank you for preserving these beautiful flowers!

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  769. Nancy Shiffman on

    As an older gardener I’ve gone through many phases and grown many roses. Four years ago I left my 32 year old garden in CA and started a new one in Portland. The one rose I’m growing a 2nd time in Portland isMutabilis. I love the changing colors and the petals remind me of butterfly wings.

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  770. Kelsy on

    Hello! This project is so beautiful. I grew up admiring roses in my grandmother’s small garden. She would throw banana peels to the roots to make them grow taller than she — which wasn’t difficult as she was petite. I planted my first rose last year, a climbing Eden. I love the English tea roses. I would love to add more to my garden. Queen of Sweden is on my list for the next purchase, though I could probably find as least ten more I could make a space for. 🥰

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  771. Hailey Melander Crimmins on

    I am attempting to grow my very first roses this year–Eustacia Vye, Darcey Bussell, and Munstead Wood. The first two already have leaves popping! I don’t have a family story that has led me to roses, but they feel special to me during a really hard year and I love checking up on them every morning.

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  772. Carol Bass on

    I’m in Zone 10a…South Florida. I’m often told roses really don’t grow well here, but I’ve found a few that are thriving! Louis Phillipe is sometimes called a Cracker Rose here because it is just prolific. I have several and they grow like crazy. Not really a climber, but if planted near a tree, it will use it as a support and just keep climbing. I also have two soft pink climbers that bloom in petite cascading clusters with often 30-plus buds. It’s amazing!!! I refer to it as a cracker rose of some type, but would really love to know it’s true name. I bought it unmarked. It’s truly amazing. My goal is to propagate it and have it grow all along my fence line. I have no idea how to do that, so will watch you closely to learn. I think it reminds me of a wild rose that used to grow by a little five and dime store near my childhood home in Niagara Falls.

    I was beyond thrilled when I started watching your Season 2 and found it was about roses. I grow a few as specimens, but the ones mentioned are my showstoppers. I love drift roses in pots and my horse-trough raised beds. I have a Double-Duty that changes colors from the time the bud opens until it is spent. I also have a yellow Teasing Georgia David Austin climber that is growing nicely, but has never bloomed. I’m going to keep babying her to “tease” some flowers out.

    The summer is tough on all the roses here, but I find that any that have been grafted on Fortuniana rootstock can tolerate the South Florida summer better. I don’t know much about what makes that so, but I can definitely see the difference.

    I’m looking forward to reading and watching all that you continue to do with the roses. And you have tempted me to try zinnias and celosias as well!! Thank you!

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  773. Loretta E. on

    Long John Silver looks incredible. Those large white blossoms look like the most tempting marshmallows! I’m a sucker for any roses that climb and the taller the better! I only wish I had more space for large climbers. Maybe time to get creative?

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  774. Brighid on

    Souvenir de la Malmaison would be my pick! Finally I could have a rose in my garden that wouldn’t prick my pup! Plus the fragrance is incredible!

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  775. Ashley Williams on

    We just started a rose garden and I have just fallen in love with English roses. I am hoping to add David Austin’s Wildeve and also Jubilee Celebration very soon to our rose garden.

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  776. Kate on

    I am new to growing roses so I don’t have a favorite yet. I remember my grandma always picking me one from her garden and I leaned toward cream with blush tones. That always felt special.

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  777. Ellen Williams on

    My grandfather had a rose garden at his home. It was a more formal rose garden with walls of shrubbery and rows of rose bushes lined up inside these walls. As children this rose garden was off limits to play in, but one of my fondest memories was sneaking into the garden to play all while enjoying the beauty of the roses.

    Over my life I have had small gardens. In the past few years my garden has become my sanctuary and it continues to grow in size. These past few months a burning desire to create a rose garden to honor my grandfather and theses memories has been growing deep inside. Because I was a child, I don’t know what varieties he grew. I just want to cultivate the memory and beauty.

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  778. Nancy on

    I have loved roses since childhood. They remind me of a special Aunt that provided for us when my father left.
    I don’t have a favorite “yet” 😉 and I don’t have any roses. I would love any thing with a beautiful rose fragrance.
    Thank you for the give away💕

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  779. Rebecca Hudson on

    I grew Carding Mill last year for the color, but the fragrance was like nothing I have ever smelled. Pure joy. I am hoping to add “James Galloway” to the collection this year. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!

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  780. Elizabeth Ludwig on

    I am working on starting a rose/sitting garden in my backyard as a kind of haven to get away and reflect in. I would love to have the Prairie Magic in with my mix.

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  781. sarah jo on

    I have an old china ducher rose bush that has grown without fuss for almost a decade. I planted it when we moved into our first house while pregnant with our first child (we still live here :) This spring, I counted over 55 blooms on it! One of my favorite things about this rose is the light pleasing scent that is strongest in the morning. I don’t know how the flowers, even while inside in a vase, can tell that it’s morning, but just like those on the bush, they are more perfumed in the waking hours. It’s magical. :) I hope to add more old roses this autumn! :)

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  782. Emily August on

    Koko Loco has been on my wish list forever now! The variety and unique shade is such a complement to any color scheme. I purchased one this year, and would love to have a whole field of them! I’d also love to try any climbing variety – arches are beautiful, but to have a vining rose grow up the side of a house or barn is so incredibly dreamy!!

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  783. Colleen on

    Im not even sure where to start! But this post has inspired me to want Old European varieties that are lesser known and just as beautiful, especially living in a colder and hardier climate.

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  784. Laura Snyder on

    I’ve always wanted to add a climbing rose to the arbor and fence around my vegetable garden. They remind me of the better parts of my childhood, especially my eccentric neighbor’s split rail fence which was always covered the sweetest scented, pinky, rambler. I don’t know which variety she had, but Gloire de Dijon seems to come the closest!

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  785. Anna T. on

    I don’t know the varieties mt Grandma grew, but I am hoping my mom or her sister may know so that one day I can add them to my garden. We lived with them when I was a child and she was what inspired me to continue gardening into my older years when I was on my own. I have such special memories with her picking berries, tomatoes, zucchini….and the section of the yard that was devoted to her rose garden. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge and the special encounters you have had with others growing roses who are teaching you!

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  786. Melissa Patterson on

    I love the Fragrant Cloud variety. The color, the bloom type and size, I love everything about it! And with a name like fragrant cloud you know it’s going to smell amazing.

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  787. Troix Tolley on

    How exciting! I love abracadabra roses and any sort of mini variegated varieties of roses because they remind me of Alice in Wonderland and “painting the roses red”

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  788. Pam Blinten on

    I love roses because they remind me of my mom, Roseanne. They are so beautiful and I hope to one day get climbing roses to hang over an arbor. I think my favorite varieties are the David Austens.

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  789. Alexis Wroughton on

    I am hoping to add my first rose- the Bathsheba English Climbing Rose to my garden this year! The blooms are so full and have a beautiful gradation of color that changes as the bloom ages. I love the wild look of climbing plants and can’t wait to learn more about roses through this one!

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  790. Aimee S. on

    One of my favorite roses is a rambler called Ghislaine de Feligonde. My husband gave it to me for Mother’s Day, my first rose ever, and I’ve kept it potted these last couple years until we can plant it somewhere more permanently. Unfortunately, mice chewed on it over the long Montana winter, and it died this spring. I really hope to find it again, and this time I will be sure to protect it from mice. Another hardy, old rambler I find very intriguing is called Edmond Proust, and Rogue Valley Roses carries it!

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  791. Nancy Chambers on

    I have been a fan of David Austin English roses for over 20 years now and grew them successfully when I lived in Sonoma County, CA.
    I would have to say my favorite David Austin roses are Gertrude Jekyll with its wonderful Old Rose scent and also Charles Darwin with its beautiful lemony fragrance and color.
    I now live in Central Texas and am considering giving these roses a try here! I’ve been successful this year growing your sweet peas from seed and am hoping I can do as well with a David Austin rose garden.

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  792. Leah on

    There are so many and I know so little. I would like to grow a pink climbing rose like I remember from my grandmothers house. I would have to look further to pick.
    Thank you so much for exposing me to another hobby. I love flowers and growing pretty things.

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  793. Katie on

    You introduced me to ash Wednesday last year and I’m in love with the climbing and color

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  794. Stephanie on

    I want to grow wrap my grandma used to grow from the early 1900s. I also would like to find someone that can help me track them down because I don’t know what they were. I just remember it was a light pink bush rose that smelled so amazing. It had a huge flower and the spines weren’t anything to speak of. I remember the smell.

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  795. Julie on

    There are many I would love to add to my garden in the years to come. A few favorites are Paul’s Himalayan Musk Rambler, Audrey Wilcox, and French perfume.

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  796. Bri B on

    I think I literally lost my breath the first time I saw Distant Drums, the way the petals transitioned from apricot-bronze to camille pink to dusty mauve, it was the most stunning rose I had ever seen. Nearly a decade later and I still pause every time it is in bloom. Distant Drums was the rose that galvanized my love -and collection ;) – of roses!

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  797. Cindy on

    Love them all – how can you just pick one favorite? But Alchymist, Allegra, and Clothide Soupert are at the top of the list.

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  798. Chrisdee on

    I was just looking at David Austin roses the other day and marveling at the “Olivia rose Austin” variety!

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  799. Laura Davis on

    I’m interested in some tea varieties of roses..I live in the Rogue Valley and am familiar with the rose growing community..but have not gotten started with any roses in my garden. Look forward to learning more!

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  800. Lindsay on

    I love the rambler types of roses. They’re wild and beautiful!

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  801. Danette Gillingham on

    I love the noble and beautiful mission of preserving these roses! Thank you Erin!!! I am hoping to grow some climbing roses this year in my garden. I love the beauty and Fragrance of the American Climbing Rose.

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  802. Nancy Haase on

    While watching the first episode of the second season on roses, I paused to read the list of roses that you had, from Anne’s garden, and was excited that there were several David Austin roses that I have in my garden. All the garden roses in my garden are David Austin, except for six. I have Ambridge Rose, which is probably my favorite (Don’t tell my other roses!), Wise Portia, Belle Story, Bow Belles, Mary Rose, St Cecelia, Happy Child, Alexander Rose, Scarborough Fair, Dove, Pretty Jessica, Tamara, Sharifa Asma , Graham Thomas (my newest) and Corvedale. One of my favorite David, Austin roses that I hope to include in my garden is Jude, the Obscure, an amazing fragrant rose. We have one old garden rose in our yard which was here when we moved in and it’s a single bloomer and has single pedals. I’m obsessed with knowing the names of all my plants, and I have no idea what this one is! It’s a beautiful rambling white rose, which has established itself in different parts of our yard. I focus on David Austin roses not only because I love them but to keep me narrowed in – so many roses, so little space!

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  803. Karly on

    I am smitten with roses. I love my jubilee celebration. The color and scent of it are so beautiful. I hope to add some more unique varieties next year.

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  804. Jackie Holman on

    I have a young garden and there were no roses here when we bought our property but since then I’ve acquired quite a few and my favourite that I grow in my garden is David Austin’s the generous gardener. The fragrance and blooms are amazing and it has beautiful orange hips in the winter . One day I hope to find William Lobb to add to the garden, moss roses are so beautiful.

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  805. Allie on

    I love Emily Brontë because it smells AMAZING

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  806. Melanie on

    I’ve passed my flower addiction on to my daughter and we both would love a Marianne rose bush to enjoy during our short summers. She’s absolutely stunning!

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  807. Leanna Larson on

    I have Hansa shrub roses and have started an unknown variety from a friend’s yard. Grateful for the learning and inspiration provided by Floret.

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  808. Carissa Fowler on

    Teasing Georgia is my absolute favorite rose to date! It has these beautiful yellow teacup like blooms and climbs quite rapidly.
    There are literally so many pedals that it doesn’t look like another one could possibly fit into the flower. Even when a rose fades it leaves you with a beautiful yellow scattered confetti on the walkway.
    Truly the most beautiful, treasured rose in my garden.

    I hope to add few Abraham Darby roses this year as the peachy colors are gorgeous! I planted three Bathsheba roses this spring but honestly they were not in the greatest condition and I am still praying for the best on them 🤞❤️

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  809. Tyler on

    Devoniensis climber! We are prepping for a reno and I have several old English shrubs in front. Hunting for the perfect climber for a new trellis 😍

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  810. Kari on

    I just ordered my first rose this year! David Austin’s lichfield angel

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  811. Cristal Beckman on

    One of my favorites so far is my Koko Loco rose. It is the most beautiful shades of pinky chocolate with a fabulous scent. I would love to add more roses to my yard!

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  812. Kate Grinde on

    Though historically my favorite rose is the Peace rose because of its name, beautiful colors, and “growability,” I find myself wanting to add an Abraham Darby or something similar (e.g. Evelyn, Heritage, etc) for three ‘very full’ bloom formation, long-blooming season and lovely scent.

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  813. Kari mccleery on

    I wish I knew the name of the roses that my grandmother grew. Some were bush, and some were ramblers, but I always think about how we would cut them, wrap them in aluminum foil with water and take them to the cemetery every memorial day. As a child, it was not something I looked forward to but now it holds such a sweet memory. I want to add some of these old “grandma roses” to my vegetable, fruit, tree, and flowerbeds!

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  814. Kimberly on

    I am unsure of the variety of rose, but the one I treasure is a blush pink highly fragrant rambler. I received a slip of this plant 24 years ago, when I was building my home. My then 84 year old neighbor Bill wandered over to introduce himself and presented me with a pot that contained a tiny rose plant. He had dug it from his garden to give to me. Along with the plant came a story of how he arrived in our town (he was a ward of the state and sent with other young boys to the western part of Massachusetts during the depression era to work on a farm to earn their keep) and what kept him here to raise his family – and roses. I love this rose.

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  815. Madison on

    I love the David Austin variety Desdemona. It really brightens up the flower bed I have it in and it perfumes the air wonderfully.

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  816. Carol Carter on

    I am hoping to be able to start on my own rose journey and appreciate the older varieties. I would love to be able to grow the Camaieux, a Gallica class rose, it looks beautiful and has wonderful fragrance.
    Thank you for all you are doing to save and share these roses.

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  817. Johanna on

    My favorite Rose is the Queen of Sweden. Its bloom shape and color are perfect in my opinion. We also hope to grow a good rose for hips this year, preferably one that will not invade the garden, lol.

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  818. Ann Marie Alexander on

    I have only a couple of rosé bushes and they don’t really do well. I’m looking forward to the series and do better for my roses. I don’t really have a favorite because I haven’t experienced enough but I’m always looking at my David Austin catalog dreaming.

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  819. Gayla Parker on

    I would love to add an old Damask rose to my gardens something like the Autumn Damask. I love that is has a large flush of blooms in June and another lighter flush in the fall.

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  820. Lucy LaFayette on

    It’s hard to pick a favorite, I love them all… that Saud, Westerland is very high on my list. Love the color and fragrance!

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  821. Lisa Bablak on

    I have one David Austin rose named ‘Heritage’. I love it’s color & form but most of all I love it’s citrusy floral fragrance. Every year I cannot wait for it to bloom! I even dry some of the petals and save them so I can smell it a bit in the winter months.

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  822. Becky Rawls on

    I would love to grow a David Austin rose. I don’t know much about roses but I know I can learn and would love to add one or two to my garden!

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  823. JackieC on

    I hope to grow some beautiful climbing roses on an archway or along a fenced path. My mom has had climbing roses (always pink!) in her garden for as long as I can remember and there was always something so magical about waking among them.

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  824. Mary Ann on

    My favorite rose is the Peggy Martin climbing rose. I love it’s foliage and soft pink color that reminds me of cotton candy. I have it growing by my front door and it brings me joy. They are also insanely resilient!

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  825. Suz on

    My Earth Angel floribunda is my only rose; she was a precious gift when I lost someone very dear to me. Between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, those first blossoms and sweet scents remind me that the memory is always there with me and the beauty of life is in the seasons we go through.

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  826. Amanda on

    I work for a local garden nursery and we recently got in the Midas Touch and I fell in love with the most perfect yellow rose!

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  827. T on

    Enjoying all the resources for exploring roses! So many beautiful choices…I have added myself to the wait list for three of Rogue Valley’s new varieties. My favorite find was Oui, a miniature that does well in shade. :)

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  828. Laura King on

    What an amazing giveaway! Thank you! My favorite rose that I grow is the Ash Wednesday climber that I bought from Rogue Valley a few years ago. My favorite dream rose that I wish I could get my hands on is the Ophelia Rose. I named my daughter Ophelia Rose because my love and appreciation for roses came from my late grandmother, Rose, who I have very special memories picking roses with from her gardens! The Ophelia Rose is said to be the “mother” of all roses and some of the roses we live today can be traced back to that rose. If you know of where to get this rose PLEASE let me know :)

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  829. Dana Goodson on

    This was my favorite series of yours to read. Seeing it in action last night had to be my all time favorite episode. I was brought to emotional tears so many times. I want to help preserve! Thank you for showing me that I’m not the only one who believes in and loves the beautiful things of nature.

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  830. Espy Kremer on

    PEGGY MARTIN ROSES FOREVER! I have worked professionally with plants for 3 years and their path of growth is absolutely my favorite. I do love an heirloom rose, too, because it looks like a gorgeous, swaddled blanket . I enjoyed reading this because connecting with other floral folks is crucial. Keep up the good work!

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  831. Alison engstrom on

    Gentle Hermione, a graceful rose with a delicate yet intoxicating scent of honey. So inspired by what you are doing! Bravo on a moving new season!

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  832. Cheryl Thayer on

    I have not planted any roses yet, but am interested in centifolias. So much to learn.

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  833. Julie VanAgtmael on

    Queen. Of Sweden davud Austin rose is probably my favorite right now but that changes with each new bloom of another rose!

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  834. Becky on

    The rose that stopped me in my tracks was Jude the Obscure! The fragrance and form are unbeatable!

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  835. Kara Braun on

    I can’t say what my favorite rose variety is because I only just ordered my first ever rose from David Austin this year. One day I hope to have my own rose garden.

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  836. Joy on

    I don’t know how ever to choose just one favorite rose?! But maybe just maybe the David Austin climber Eden would make the spot… Something about the climbing old style rose makes me want to curl up with a book beneath it.

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  837. Sue Pettit on

    I have had roses for at least 25 years in the yards I have lived on. Many have been adopted from folks tearing out their rose beds and I have happily taken them to continue their lives. My new rose bed was created last year. We moved to Manson WA-Lake Chelan valley in 2017 and found our little piece of heaven on a 3rd of an acre. My grandmother had a wonderful rose bed that I tended for my parents until they moved. There was a rose that had originally been planted by my grandmother in the early 50’s. I called it Sunny’s rose which was my grandmothers knick name. when my folks sold the property I took some snips of it and now have it in my yard.
    I bought roses from heirloom roses and planted up my rose garden. Unfortunately I lost 6 from this last brutal winter-heart crushed!!! The ones that did not take a bump at all are the old roses-Red Moss and Sunny’s rose. I also have found that my native woods rose is happier than ever.
    I love all roses-especially the corals. I am more committed to replanting ones that are more robust and would love the opportunity to have more old roses in my garden sanctuary.

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  838. Jennifer on

    I’ve loved many old roses over the years, but my current favorite is Louise Odier. The Bourbons in general are a recent fascination for me, so she’s special in that way too. I grow her in a container, and am still exploring ways to help her thrive better under challenging conditions (it’s not her fault, I’m pushing the limits of what can be done in an urban apartment with limited outdoor space …).

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  839. Chris G. on

    One of my favorites is Alchymist because of it’s delicate beauty and tall growing rate.

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  840. Lauren on

    I don’t have any roses in my garden yet, but I would love to add some heirloom and vintage varieties! I love their soft colors and unique looks ❤️

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  841. Lacy on

    I’m adding climbers to my front porch.!

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  842. Andrea on

    I love all the heirloom varieties. Something about the legacy they leave, their delicateness, their uniqueness and rarity speaks to me.

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  843. Whitney Steele on

    I’m a young mother who just planted my very first rose bush. It’s the Italian Ice variety. It’s small and only has one rose on it at the moment, but it feels so good to be starting on this journey of caring for my own roses! I’d love to get a climbing rose next.

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  844. Savannah on

    Wow! What a project. I have over 60 rose bushes, but they’re all newer varieties. My favorite is my first Austin, Lady of Shallott! The smell is incredible, color and form are perfect.

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  845. Alana on

    Favorite: Jaune Desprez

    Why: This ephemeral beauty of nature has an American bread history and is a repeat bloomer with large flowers that climb. If it was growing on my property it would be pure romance but it is always out of stock :(

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  846. Catherina Gailey on

    My favorite rose variety is the English Tea roses. Because of their high petal count it creates quite the masterpiece and I’m always in awe that such little beauties exist.

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  847. Sheila on

    I have been wanting to add Aschermittwoch Ash Wednesday rose to my garden for several years. It has such a unique color. I also love the old bourbon roses, and well….English style too. I guess there are so many vintage roses with so much better hardiness that they are very appealing. Not to mention, your neighbor won’t have them!!

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  848. Ciel Evans on

    Lady Banksia roses are lovely! I look forward to seeing their blooms each year.

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  849. Jennifer Rogers on

    I’m new to growing roses. So far I have 2 David Austin roses and love them because they remind me of old English or European roses and they are super fragrant. I love roses, and I’m wanting to take on growing them because it reminds me of my grandma. She had the most amazing rose garden in front of her house that you would walk past as you went up to visit. The smell, the color, all of it just reminds me of her and is a connection to just feeling loved! Really love the new season of the show Floret team! Congrats to all!

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  850. Katie Garretson on

    My journey with roses has just begun, but I know they will be with me my whole life. When Erin posted Anne’s story last January, my rose count went from 3 to 50 in my garden. My friend and I got in the car and drove up to Christianson’s to experience the magic in greenhouse 5. I scooped up as many DAs that could fit in my car and now I’m in love. Thanks for sharing Anne’ story. I’m 35 and ready to keep the expanding the rose garden to pass on these roses to the next generation.

    Since this is really only my 2nd season with roses, I so much more to learn. Currently, Desdemona has been my favorite bloom – the lemon zest smell instantly puts me at ease and I take that bloom with me through the garden as I work.

    Thank you Erin and team for sharing Anne’s story, Gregg’s story, and your story. Let’s keep the rose story alive!

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  851. Jo Ann DiGiacinto on

    Love your show and all that you do! My favorite rose variety are the climbing roses … it allows me to display our roses on the arbor without deer trying to nibble them all (lol). I also love the old European varieties and hope to grow some in our garden, one day.

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  852. Brittney Aranda on

    Golden celebration from David Austin. My mom has it growing in her garden and it is the most beautiful shade of yellow and the smell is intoxicating!

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  853. Lorri Lightner on

    Roses are my absolute favorite and I have 6 David Austin roses I’m growing now in my garden. My favorites that I do not have are David Austin Roald Dahl (yellow) and Windermere (white). I love the apricot-lemon color of the Roald Dahl roses especially.

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  854. Kylie Rahmlow on

    Joseph’s Coat is one of my favorites. The colors are just so beautiful!

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  855. Maren on

    Ghislaine De Féligonde and Sally Holmes.

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  856. Ann Alexander on

    My favorite? Impossible! My lists are endless and I make a new one every year. Rarely do I get to add more than two or three. For several years, Scepter’d Isle and Wollerton Old Hall have been tops but I have yet to acquire them.

    So many roses.
    So little money.

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  857. Cait on

    My mom grew roses and ordered barrels of dried rose petals for her business when I was kid, so roses have always really been a soft spot for me. I’m currently obsessed with the Quicksand rose.

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  858. Kat Chau on

    Last Mothers Day I was gifted two beautiful potted roses and sadly they did not survive the harsh New England winter. This spring my husband and I are working on redoing the flower beds in front of our house. We are ditching the beach grass and adding flowers that will attracts pollinators. I love the fragrance and the fully double blooms of Folksinger and Honeysweet roses. Adding them to the beds will definitely bring life to our front yard.

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  859. Katy on

    Damask Perpetual or David Austin! So beautiful!! My dog loves to literally stop and smell the roses, so she would love them too.

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  860. Taylor on

    I’d really like to try our Roald Dahl roses!

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  861. Chanda S on

    Mister Lincoln was a favorite of mine last year. Deep red rose and incredible smell!

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  862. Marsha Watkins on

    Hello. Thank you for this resource. I happened on Paul Neyron from a big box store and was happy to see the variety was as marked! It is a HUGE wonderful old hybrid perpetual variety. I love that it is a very old rose with a wonderful scent!

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  863. Micheala on

    I hope to add Desiree Parmentier or Aschermittwoch to my collection of roses this year. I would also like to find ramblers that do well in zone 5 with partial shade. I’ve seen a rambler growing on a tree about 30 minutes from my house that is 2 stories high. I would love to ask them for a cutting and successfully grow that plant.

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  864. Annie on

    I would love to start growing roses, they can just be so expensive! But if I were able to grow roses, I would love to plant some polyantha roses!

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  865. April VanDerwerken on

    I just planted my first 2 roses this year and I hope to add more in the coming years. The Alchymist rose on Rogue Valley website is absolutely dreamy and I would love to add that to my collection.

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  866. Julie on

    So many stunning varieties. I love Albas. Would love to try painting them.

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  867. Wil Cushman on

    I have always thought the Emily Brontë variety is so delicate and beautiful, would love to have one of those in my garden!

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  868. Vicki Kommes on

    I love the old fashioned garden roses like the Damask Rose and the Cabbage Rose. The look and smell take me back to my grandma’s garden. Nothing fussy or organized- just these roses growing wildly and haphazardly all over the place. I can still smell them now as I think about them!

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  869. Cassandra Atwood on

    Wow! So many stunning varieties. It makes me want to start my very own collection of roses! I’m new, but I love all ramblers. They remind me of cottage gardens in England. Something about them draws me in!

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  870. Shelby Musgraves on

    I don’t have much experience with roses, but I plan to experience much more! I’ve been limited to Home Depot and Boxed Store varieties, but my favorite of those has been First Prize. Huge pink, fragrant blooms and enough thorns to scare off anyone or anything. She’s so beautiful, but she will bite if you’re not careful, if you don’t treat her with respect. Back when I thought I was beautiful I definitely saw myself in this rose. I’m drawn to it and It’s one of the only roses I can pick out from a sea of others just by seeing its gorgeous flowers. After watching floret S2 and learning more about Anne I definitely intend on learning more about roses and I can’t wait to start that journey!

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  871. Victoria Wier on

    Abraham Darby, it’s the first roses I saw on your IG page a few years ago. From there I began reading and learning more about David Austin and Heirloom roses. I have not been able to find one locally and hope to one day purchase this rose. Its coloring and petal count is stunning!

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  872. Liz on

    I am very new to roses, but would love to add them to my garden. My girls have been begging to add them. I love the Violette, and the Antike. But any climber and rambler would be a welcome addition. So much beauty

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  873. Hannah Wilhelm on

    Any roses are my favorite. My dad has been growing roses since I was a child. But I do have to say I am partial to a great tea rose or even David Austin’s

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  874. Nina on

    I planted two roses this year called MOONLIGHT IN PARIS, Floribunda and it’s pink with a yellow/orange center. I’m really hoping it takes off. I had to protect it from bunnies as one really fit gnawed on. I’d love more rose tips! I prefer the large (vs tea) bush roses.

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  875. Samantha on

    My favourite rose is The Lady of Shallot from David Austin. I have a climbing form and it was my first rose from David Austin. A sublimely beautiful peachy rose that makes me think of sunsets, it makes me so joyful every spring.

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  876. DeAnn on

    I have always loved flowers. I never knew all the names. I started watching your show and was hooked. I can’t wait to start growing some flowers for my personal cut garden. Thank you for opening my mind to all the possibilities. I am partial to pink so the pink
    Varieties are my favorite.

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  877. Ann on

    Well I’m trying the iceberg rose this time in my yard.
    I’m hoping it is as beautiful as the photos.
    I love your show! Keep growing!

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  878. Terri rogers on

    The lark acending because of it color and that’s named after music!! I also love the climbing roses. The more fragrant the better!

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  879. Sherry Henderson on

    My favorite recent planting is a rose named “Tuscan Sun.” Some of the blooms have been as large as four inches, and they have a distinct, “spicy” aroma. An added bonus is that it blooms all summer and into the fall.

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  880. Britny Eley on

    Oh! Roses are my favorite! I love All the Tea roses, especially FIRE AND ICE! Canadian Sunset & Black Ice are beauties too. My dream is to have a rose garden.

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  881. April Schluender on

    One of my favorites is a hybrid englatine and it’s because it holds a special memory in my heart of my grandmother and I out in the wild areas that surround her home and coming across this massive rose bush and sharing our love and appreciation for it. We sat there just adoring it’s sweet scent with the afternoon sun warming our faces, a slight breeze encircling us with the magical scent of the roses. She told me I just had to take some cuttings to take home with me so I could enjoy their scent every summer. That was 20 plus years ago, unfortunately the roses could not come with me as I have moved throughout the years but such a special memory.

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  882. Joe Castaneda on

    As good as gold. My first rose and the most heavenly scent I’ve ever smelled. Nothing like your first one, lol

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  883. Whitney on

    I love the David Austin style roses and am hoping to add a short climber to my garden!

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  884. Lisa T on

    I am also new to the vast world of roses. I currently have a semi-wild climbing rose that smells lovely and an old rose from my aunt’s garden. I would love to have more varieties of climbers and other scented roses.

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  885. Carrie K on

    I have long wanted to plant roses. The ones I would like to plant are the kind that have lots and lots of petals!!

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  886. Beth on

    Not a rose expert, but would like to learn more. Would love to have a pinky-peach rose that is fragrant and grows well in the area around Philadelphia. Any suggestions? Would consider Fragrant Hour, hybrid tea. Thanks for the opportunity to begin this journey.

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  887. Kate Travers on

    It’s my second year with Poet’s Wife from David Austin and they are just magnificent. The smell changes from that of passion fruit to lemon. I grow a lot of roses – some I’ve rescued from Home Depot, some I’ve ordered directly from David Austin. Because of the school year is right at the peak of bloom, we give our teachers and school nurses weekly roses from the garden. They love it and we love giving them these precious blooms.

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  888. Pamela on

    I have a soft spot for two roses. The first was a tiny soft pink thornless climber that my grandmother grew for decades. I sadly don’t know its name but do know a bit of personal history. My grandmother grew hers from cuttings from a rose bush that had always grown outside her childhood home. After she passed I tried growing some from cuttings, but unfortunately the long travel distance from Idaho to Georgia was more than the cuttings could handle and they didn’t flourish and grow. Maybe someday I’ll find it again. The second rose was the first I successfully grew. A climbing First Prize. Years later I still remember the challenge of trellising such a hardy healthy plant, the thrill of seeing the buds form, mature and finally bloom. Glorious large pink roses worth all the effort. My only regret of moving from that home was not being able to take the rose with me.. There is something about roses that permanently remains etched in our hearts and minds. The colors, the scents, the feelings of wonder. They don’t leave us. I think that might be their ultimate gift.

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  889. Janette on

    I love the Abbaye de Cluny with its glowy sunset colors. What a great story and legacy! Thank you for preserving both the roses and this history!

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  890. Tamara Wilcox on

    I have become more interested in roses remarkable for their hips. I love the idea that their life is not yet over after their grand show of floral extravagance and fragrance. I am captivated by this next stage of beauty that emerges and lives on with the promise of another generation. Those hips are our winter flowers amidst the frozen tundra of winter.

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  891. Margie on

    My favorite variety is Lady Banks, a climber that blooms once a year in a flush of buttery yellow delight.

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  892. Becky Culbertson on

    Oh my, it’s probably not possible to choose a favorite! I only have a few, but I am partial to the ones in the yellow/golden family. I love my Lady of Shalott, which just glows as if the sun is shining from within the bloom.

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  893. Lauren on

    I’d like to learn more about heirloom rose varieties. My husband and I are restoring our mid 1800s Victorian home and gardens, and it seems especially appropriate to fill our garden with roses. That being said, my knowledge of roses is quite basic right now, so I’m looking forward to learning more through the resources you shared. I recently learned of a newer variety called Nitty Gritty roses and I’m planning to plant a pair this year.

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  894. Audrey on

    Just planted Generous Gardener – my very first, hopefully not the last, David Austin rose!

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  895. Christina Bultinck on

    I’d love to grow MME Alfred Carriere. Roses have always been on my favorite list. They are romantic and old worldly. It would go well in my country garden. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  896. Sarah on

    We have just planted our first rose bush called Passionate Kiss. I hope to start to plant more in memorial of my grandmother’s passing – she was a lifetime career floral arranger and grew most of her own flowers.

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  897. Grace on

    What a tough question! I’ve always loved lots of color but brown roses have such an appeal to me like Butterscotch or Koko Loko. I’m also a sucker for a garden rose and it’s messy glory.

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  898. Jordan on

    I’ve had David Austin’s Eustacia Yve on my wishlist for quite a while. Got a gift card for Mother’s Day so hopefully it will be in my garden soon!!

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  899. Jennifer on

    I have fallen in love with roses over the past few years, partially thanks to you. I love my David Austins (this year I added Lark Ascending, Olivia Rose Austin, and the Poet’s Wife), but I also have some large climbing roses I hope to see what they do over the years. The classic “Blaze” was added on a fence this year and ‘James Galway’ on a bush out front. This is ‘Generous Gardener’s second year on a tall stump and I can’t wait to see more blooms. I was always scared of roses. Thanks for inspiring me to try. Alnwick and Queen of Sweden are on my list with Ingrid Bergman for next year.

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  900. Rachel on

    My favorite rose I am currently growing is called Honeymoon. I bought it while planning my wedding last year! I love it’s shades of pink and that it will one day be climbing up my rose wall. This year I would love to add Alchymist to my rose wall. It’s apricot colored flower clusters would be gorgeous mixed with Honeymoon!

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  901. Lauren Torkildsen on

    When I moved to my house there was a small little rose bush, I pulled it out. I am still kicking myself four years later and have made a vow to replace it plus add a few more. I love the Angel Face variety. It is classic with a special twist of elegance.

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  902. Julie Wilkins on

    I’m new to the world of roses and am starting my first small rose garden this year. Climbing rose varieties are catching my eye the most. Especially Lady of Shallot and Cecil Brunner.

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  903. Michelle J on

    I love Sally Holmes and would love to add more. It blooms it’s head off and people comment on it all the time. Thanks for all your hard work

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  904. Natalie Angelelli on

    We planted a row of David Austin Princess Alexandra of Kent roses last year in our garden, and they quickly become one of my favorite flowers in our garden. The roses are so big and have so many petals while looking very elegant and are a lovely pink color, and they smell wonderful. They’re beautiful when we leave them outside and also beautiful in bouquets in our house.

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  905. Deborah Helms on

    When I was a little girl my grandmother had a neighbor we would visit regularly with the most beautiful rose garden in Corvallis, Or. I continued to visit bringing my children through the years. I would love to grow the double white Spinosissima in my garden, and create a beautiful space that inspires gathering and connecting as well.

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  906. Karen on

    Id love to grow Alberic barbier or a similar whimsical type rose! We’re putting in a patio with spots for climbing plants and I am angling for a climbing rose!

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  907. Cathy Heffner on

    I have a rose next to my front steps that my mother brought with her when we moved from Smyrna, Georgia, 60 miles south to Moreland, Georgia, in 1962, when I was 6. The house we moved from was full of roses in the front yard that were there when they bought the house. My younger brother remembers helping Dad dig this one up and bring it. Wasn’t very big like the others, so we think it was a gift, but we’re not sure. Mom was not a plant person. The rose languished in a super sunny and hot spot in the yard, barely surviving. Occasionally it bloomed these fragrant little pink-apricot blooms, but it never thrived there. In 2015, when my mother died, I decided to dig the little bush up and bring it home. And it took off! I’ve shared cuttings with a grandson outside of Richmond, VA, and a granddaughter in Hoover, AL. And I plan to do cuttings again once it finishes blooming now. Thanks to Jason Powell from Petals of The Past in Jemison, AL, I’m pretty sure it’s a Perle d’Or. I love this 60-plus year-old rose and its story.

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  908. Sarah Griswold-Hall on

    I love the simplicity of the Rosa Rugosa. They remind me of my grandmother. Walking the boardwalk to the beach in Westerly Rhode Island in the summer. The smell of the salty air, the warm sand and the roses. I wish I could bottle it.

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  909. Michael Bucek on

    I recently moved into a 100 year old house that has a number of old, established roses. It’s been fun trying to figure out what they all are. I’m also excited about the climbing rose that I just planted from David Austin, Generous Gardener. I can’t wait to smell it’s flowers! Thank you for all of the important work you do!

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  910. Michelle on

    When we moved 14 years ago, we only moved across town, but went from a typical city backyard to a 100 year old old farmhouse on an acre. After removing all the blackberries, we discovered 3 climbing roses, one light pink & fragrant, climbing high in a maple; one white rose that blooms only once and grows in fountain- like sprays and garlands; and one magenta climber. I don’t know their names but I especially love the white wild looking rose that grows in huge foutain like tendrils that hang & sway in the wind. Since then we’ve added a variety of roses, including a random assortment given away by the new owners of a nearby house- my son dug them up & brought them home & they’re all thriving. I’ve successfully propagated one rose now & plan to do many more! I’d love to grow any variety of heirloom rose.

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  911. Cali Shacalli on

    I’ve always dreamt of growing roses, they have to have fantastic fragrance though. I’ve yet to find a rose with even the suggestion of a scent in any big box store. I’m so excited that you have listed some online sources that you trust and I will be saving to purchase a few next year. The 2 that I planted 3 years ago both reverted to their root stock and although hardy and healthy, have not even the suggestion of fragrance . I’m 62 and on a tiny budget but I dream of opening a window or sitting outside after a long day in my (mostly) vegetable garden and be transported to my childhood garden by the scent of a beautiful damask rose.

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  912. Amy Hardin on

    I don’t know the rose variety… it’s a light pink rambling rose that was a baby (runner) from my grandma’s rose bush. It’s actually my only rose right now (though I planted a new one this spring). It’s not a show stopping rose… it’s a typical rose that was planted over 60 years ago (that’s just a guess) and is found on many farms in our area. Grandma has them climbing over an arch next to the house. Those rose bushes are in multiple pictures… my dad and aunts’ prom pictures, grandkids as littles and then with dates/spouses of their own, and great grandkids gathered underneath. It’s not about the rose itself… it’s all the memories it has witnessed. If only it could talk…

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  913. Crystal Allison on

    My home is located on an old town site and there is a white rose (plenty of thorns) that was brought in the late 1800s to our location. I appreciate its hardiness to survive even after the small town disappeared. Watching the first episode of this season, my mind kept going back to our unknown white rose.

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  914. Emily on

    I hope to grow Alchymist this year if I can get my hands on one. I love anything in the orange/yellow/peach/apricot range of colors. Anything a little different and unique is right up my alley!

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  915. Jenell on

    I am completely new to growing roses, so I’m not familiar with the varieties. If I win, I’d gift my roses to my teenage daughter who is just starting her first rose garden :)

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  916. Linda Boyer on

    I love cream veranda but I have a huge rose garden so picking just one is quite impossible. I do still hope to grow Full Sail and Carefree wonder but this list of hopefuls is also too long to choose just one. I am always promising my husband not to order more roses each year and he has had to add onto the garden 4 times now. I look forward to all of these resources!

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  917. Erin on

    My favorite rose of all time is Ambridge. It’s the perfect apricot blush color and the cup shaped blooms are always so perfect, they look like they are fake when I cut them for bouquets.

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  918. Elissa on

    My favorite (and most successful) roses to grow so far are my “Carefree Wonder” in two large containers flanking my garage. They are happy, thriving and reblooming like crazy!

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  919. Emily Moorefield on

    If I had to name just one rose, it would be ‘Mme Isaac Pereire,’ super-fragrant, super-pink bourbon which is also a pretty tough plant; but the hybrid musk ‘Autumn Delight’ would be a close second, for sheer poetry. Some of the Pernetianas (‘Lyon Rose’’) and tea-scented roses (‘Mlle Franziska Krueger,’ ‘Rosette Delizy’) are also incredibly beautiful.

    Good luck with your collections & thanks for taking it on. Many of us were heartbroken when Vintage Roses closed, it was one of several great rose resources of the 90s & early 2000s that are now gone. At least we have Rogue Valley, and you! I don’t know if you’re familiar with the late Lee Sherman of New Mexico, she had an incredible collection of rare roses – not sure where it ended up. Greg Lowery might know, they were friends too. 💚🌹

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  920. Jessica Defaymoreau on

    We just started our rose collection on the farm. So far my favorite scented rose is David Austin’s ‘teasing Georgia’. The blooms look like a perfect sunset.

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  921. Genevieve Joyner on

    Rose-newby here, so far moonlight romantica is my favorite rose because it’s got the growing pattern of a hybrid tea but it looks like an old English rose. I also love the mild yellow color. But I’d really like to try some damask roses or a climber

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  922. Lora B. on

    I adore the David Austin varieties with the compact petals, similar to a rununculus. Any type that climbs up a brick wall is something I could look at all day.

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  923. Lindsey on

    I love English roses. The color is so vibrant and deep at the same time. They were my grandmother’s favorite, I wish I had clippings of hers

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  924. Tanya Sasso on

    We moved to our new house last August and I dug up all of my roses and moved them with me. From the group I brought and the new ones I ordered this year, we’ve got 10 and I cannot wait for them to do their thing. So far Honey Dijon was the first to bloom, I love that taupe/yellow color it has but my favorite of our collection has yet to make her move – Francis Meilland. I just love the simple elegance of a white/pale pink rose. Absolutely stunning. I’m on the hunt for more like it but instead of pink I’m looking for that white with dusty purple/lavender. The anticipation is killing me! Love your show and what you’re doing for the gardening community ❤️

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  925. Amy on

    I hope to grow David Austin roses. They are just so beautiful.

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  926. Shannon Parker on

    My Lady of Shallot DA climber is my favorite. The bloom color reminds me of sunrises and sunsets. E coming a sense of renewal and peace. Autumn Drum is my second fav!

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  927. Lauren Smurr on

    This is my second year growing roses and I’ve really been loving a variety called The Magician! Its blooms change in color as they age from sunset yellow to vibrant pink, and the scent is lovely. I have big plans for a whole rose garden in an empty corner of the yard next year!

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  928. Jen on

    I have the Colette rose. Its buds are about to open up. I love all the intricate petal layers and how it changes colors as it ages. I would love to grow more and a few favorites I would like to add to my garden are Roald Dahl, James Galway and Buttercup but I list even more. Roses make me think of my childhood home as we had rose bushes lining our front yard fence. My mother would tend to them every year and we would have beautiful rose bouquets throughout the growing season decorating our home.

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  929. Colleen Driedger on

    I’d love to try planting some old garden roses. I have fond memories of my grandma tending to her roses which I’m sure were ok’d garden roses. Wish I’d thought to take some clippings of the plants when she moved off her country yard but I was only a teen at the time.

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  930. Libby Shudarek on

    My middle name is Rose, which was my grandmothers name. She passed shortly after I was born so I never knew her. My dad used to grow roses when I was a child in honor of his mother, and he’d always cut the first bloom for me. I don’t remember the variety names he grew, but as an adult I’ve always loved Kazanlik for it’s fragrance.

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  931. Kali Sbalbi on

    I was just gifted my first David Austin rose (the Alnwick) for my 31st birthday in March. I’m eagerly awaiting it to bloom!

    I just visited the Rogue Valley Roses site to pick one favorite, and it truly wasn’t possible. It wasn’t even possible to make it through all the pages of roses in one sitting! Of the many I saw, some of my favorites are: Pomponella, Pink Gruss an Aachen, and Mme Isaac Pereire. I obviously have a type, haha!

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  932. Jackie on

    I have collected miniatures since childhood and my absolute favorite roses are the micro-miniatures, Si and Oui. They are the sweetest little roses with the tiniest of blooms!

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  933. Kate on

    I’m eagerly waiting for the impressionist and alchymist to arrive this year- both have similar fascinating colors but very different flowering habits. I’ve gotten addicted to roses over the last few years, especially the English style ones and my city garden is about to be covered in blooms!

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  934. Lea Kelly on

    Roses are such a precious part of my memories with my Mother who LOVED yellow roses! The first episode of Season Two was MAGNIFICENT for SO MANY reasons, but especially as you invited us to think about the word LEGACY. When I looked at the GORGEOUS roses at Rogue Valley there were three that stirred my heart as I imagined what I might plant around our home that we call Beacon Hall: Yellow Sweetheart, Awakening, and Aschermittwoch (Ash Wednesday). Thank you for teaching us about this lovely part of Creation!

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  935. Gwen Gerber on

    A recent walk in the neighborhood brought me to a home whose front yard is raised beds and planted in veg with some flowers. The gate has a trellis covered in a rambling rose with scent. Thor owner and I connected over roses and my passion for “good tea” which includes growing tea bushes on my tiny property. She is sharing cuttings from the rose plant with me. You work will help us identify her grand rose. My journey into roses has just begun. I’d love the support of information although the timing and connection is such a hopeful gift💕Thank you!

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  936. Elizabeth Betlejewski on

    I have wanted to add in Collette Roses to my collection and also more rose varieties with scent.

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  937. Gianna on

    LOVE any garden rose variety with my favorites all being from David Austin collections.

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  938. Jennifer Wingard Hershey on

    I’ve had my eye of Lady of Shallot for quite a while and works live to add her or another English rose to my garden.

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  939. Sara mason on

    I would love Etienne. I’m my grandma’s caregiver now and one story that sticks in my head was her telling me about the rose bushes her mother kept under the kitchen window. My great grandparents were tobacco farmers in eastern Kentucky and didn’t have much money but my great grandma made sure she had roses outside when she opened the kitchen window she could smell the roses. It was her little bit of fancy. This stuck with my grandma and she always talked about it when she talked about her mom. I want roses under my kitchen window. :)

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  940. Teresa on

    I have always loved roses and am just starting into the world of growing them. Growing up, my mom had a gorgeous Peace rose (hybrid tea) and I would like one for the sake of the memories. Also have a whole wish list of David Austin shrub roses.

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  941. Kayla on

    I realize after watching episode 1 of season 2 and reading through your blogs this morning that I probably only know more modern age roses. Though I thought I loved them, I’ve also seen some new varieties and gone exploring into more websites and realized they aren’t my favorites and now I need a rose garden with a couple hundred different varieties…. So, I can’t pick a favorite, but I’m really drawn to soft coral or peach colors with many petals and climbers.

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  942. Christy on

    We have about a dozen different roses we’ve planted so far. I don’t know much about roses (yet), but some of my favorites are light pink… like the David Austin Gentle Hermione, which I don’t have, but would love to have!

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  943. Melanie Miller on

    My favorite rose is the Peace rose. My grandmother (Grammy) was not a big gardener but she had a few plants she loved and always grew. In spring there were tiny purple and yellow violas and for summer a few beautiful Peace roses with their delicate soft yellow petals tapering inside to a blush pink. I would know their fragrance to this day even with my eyes closed.

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  944. Kelley Berliner on

    I got a Poseidon Rose when a member of the community was getting rid of all her roses. I never thought I’d love a rose, but this one has changed my mind! It’s unbelievable lavender blooms kissed with pink are such a delight.

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  945. Eliza on

    I love David Austin fragrant roses — I’m hoping to put a climbing Galaway by the entrance to our home

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  946. Laura on

    My favorite are the Parfuma roses. I love their swirling, ruffled petals!

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  947. Stef Stalheim on

    My favorite rose is the prairie rose – it’s our state flower, is resilient, and so sweet and beautiful.

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  948. Michelle on

    I love climbing roses. We have an old sauna building in our backyard and have built a trellis for them to climb, in hopes one day the building will be covered by roses. Loving the new season! So uplifting and inspirational, not just for flowers but for any career one is passionate about. Good stuff!

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  949. Emma Whittaker on

    I got a English climbing rose – Lady of Shallot and and shrub rose- Emily Brontë.

    I’m so excited to see the growth already start! They will be pink and orange. I have an original Red Rose from the previous owners in 1970 but it has yet to bloom.

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  950. Mo on

    I don’t know the name of it. It’s a yellow rose outside the kitchen of my parents house that my dad planted when they moved in. It struggles, but has managed to survive the past two decades. The blooms are rare, but beautifully scented. I’ve been scared to even attempt to move it, but watching and reading about your journey with roses makes me feel brave enough to at least try to root a cutting. 🤣🤞 Thank you.

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  951. Karen on

    I’m quite new to roses, so I can’t say I have a favorite variety. Yet!

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  952. Stephanie on

    I adore rambling roses.
    The wildness, beauty, and lawless abandon to grow and take hold of what they climb is staggering in it’s true simplicity of simply being what nature intended so long ago.

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  953. Anne M. on

    My grandmother grew an antique white rose (her garden would have dated from about 1920!) whose name or variety I don’t know, but the closest thing to it I’ve found is one called Flower Carpet White. I’d love to plant that in my own garden one day soon.

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  954. Laurie Martinez on

    Love everything you post. Literally, obsessed with the David Austin roses, every single color😍😍😍

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  955. Lindsey on

    I’m unsure of the name, but I have a climbing rose that is an antique lavender color and it is beautiful. I love color so adding any roses to my garden to expand the colors and varieties os my goal. I currently also have a peach and yellow variety.

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  956. Cheryl on

    Rosa ‘Constance Spry’

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  957. Heather on

    I don’t currently grow roses because I’ve been a little nervous about the care. Your articles and interview with Anne has me dreaming! I would love to grow some beautiful garden roses! Allegro was my favorite when scrolling through varieties. That pink and those ruffles 😍

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  958. Hillary O on

    David Austin’s Desdemona. The scent is heavenly.

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  959. Romane Récalde on

    I hope to grow a rambling rose up an old crap apple tree. I live how wild and unruly they look. Haven’t chosen which one yet but probably a white or pink flowering one :).

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  960. Keri Ann on

    My favorite rose variety currently is ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ – a thornless, climbing pink rose that will bloom even in part-shade and has a lovely fragrant smell.

    I found this amazing rose variety when searching for climbing plants that could work for my backdoor arbor (a spot that gets some morning sun, but is otherwise shaded by two large evergreens). I had my doubts, as did my horticulturist mother, that a rose would bloom well in part-shade conditions, but even the first year, ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ outperformed my expectations – and has bloomed even more profusely every year since.

    When in bloom, this dainty pink rose never fails to garner countless compliments, and when we sold our house this past Spring, the buyers said it was the picture of those roses in bloom, cascading over the back door, that lured them to visit. Truly a must-try for every rose lover!

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  961. Vitalina on

    I’m trying to get my hands on boscobel, bathesba, princess alexandria of kent and state of grace , seeing the roses side by side on the shelf really makes them stand out to me. I’m slowly growing my collection just so I can walk through my garden and enjoy but I especially love photographing in flowers at sunset. Another rose I want to get is the Dorothy rambling rose that I saw at the Portland rose garden on the arbors, rambling roses in general just make me gasp at their massiveness and abundance.

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  962. Barbara Sansverie on

    I have ramblers that were already growing along my driveway when I bought my house almost 30 years ago The scent is beyond delicious When the wind blows all my neighbors get to enjoy them. Sometimes I’ll make potpourri with the petals for friends I treasure them.

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  963. Emily Hayes on

    My favorite variety is the pink Demask roses. I just think they look so elegant and I would love to be able to add them to our yard.

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  964. Maggie on

    I love hybrid tea roses, and have always been drawn to the sherbet/peachy-colored ones. Dominic Sunset is one I’d love to grow because of its color and beautiful ruffly layers!

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  965. Elena Boer on

    It sounds funny but I’m probably the most excited about the Dr. Huey rootstock that was all that survived of my Zephrine Drouhin after a brutal winter. Hoping to use him to teach myself to propagate some of my other roses that are no longer patented.

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  966. Kathryn H. on

    I would have to say the Imogen because it is my daughter’s name. ❤️

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  967. Katie Guthrie on

    I love David Austin roses. I have plans to try and grow these roses around our house but I believe the southern extreme hot temps will make this challenging. I have enjoyed so far all the resources that you and your team have published and look forward to using this knowledge in my own garden. Thank you.

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  968. April on

    I grow and love distant drums in my zone 5 garden! Very hardy!

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  969. Dawn Barber on

    Mine is Madam Issac Pierre. The smell is amazing and the color so rich. I lost mine this year as two years in a row we had late freezes and it couldn’t take that. I think it was about 10 to 15 years old. There is a second rose my stepfather gave me which I lost last year. The same year we lost him. It was an old rambling rose that came from his Grandparents farm in Wisconsin so I don’t know the name. It had clusters of small pink flowers that looked like tiny carnations. It still breaks my heart that I lost it. It did not like St. Louis summers.

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  970. Laura on

    I love Betsy Sinclair! Beautiful layers of blush apricot petals. :)

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  971. Amy Shearer on

    It’s hard to pick one but I think it would be a toss up between Abraham Darby and State of Grace. Right now I am into the pinks. But if you ask me tomorrow I might have a new favorite. I love roses. ♥️

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  972. Minda Nichols on

    I love the Sappho white Alba Rose because I am in Zone 6.

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  973. Marjorie Hurder Buhrman on

    I love David Austin’s Munstead Wood rose- that deep red is so beautiful and almost impossible to photograph just right, which oddly makes me like it even more!

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  974. Nicole Swick on

    My favorite rose is Mister Lincoln. It’s not terribly fancy, as you can find it in pretty much any big box store, but the color is so vibrant, the smell is instantly unforgettable, and Lincoln is my favorite president.

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  975. Briana on

    I have no idea what the name of my favorite roses are. We inherited them when we bought our current house. On our first anniversary in this house, times were a little tight, and my husband went out and picked the 2 or 3 roses that were blooming and brought them inside to me. Somehow I didn’t even realize they had opened just that morning, and it was such a nice surprise that filled my kitchen with the brightest hot pink color. Now each year right around this time I look forward to their color and their blooms opening up and think of that year.

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  976. Courtney Esford on

    I am someone who loves peonies. My mom had them in her flower gardens and I always remember when she brought a bouquet inside their fragrance would fill the room. I would love to add the heirloom roses to my garden and share their beauty with the pollinators, my friends and family. The heirloom roses have the frilly petals of a peony and look so full and romantic.

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  977. Robin Ankerich on

    I’d love to be able to add Parqueertte to my next front flowerbed update. Thank you for sharing your love of old roses and helping the world see there is a bra world outside new hybrids. So many of us love heirloom vegetables and old roses is a similar thing.

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  978. Sarah Hennessey on

    We purchased our small home from an avid gardener who had many different beautiful plants established all over the property. Although she had been unable to care for them for many years, we have enjoyed unearthing and “CPR-ing” them. Among one of these is an unnamed old-fashioned red rambler
    rose that we’ve kept and is blooming as we speak!
    I also received my first David Austins as a gift this year – James Galway and Roald Dahl. Have always wanted ‘Evelyn’ but obviously is discontinued and can’t find anywhere. Thank you for your stewardship of these beautiful roses!

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  979. Finley on

    I love a good Juliet rose! The peachy pink soft color is my absolute favorite and I love the many layers of petals making up the beautiful flower.

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  980. Moe D. on

    Oh my goodness, how to pick just one?!?! I love all my roses because they are my babies but I would have to say that my “At Last” rose is my favorite because it reminds me so much of my Granny who passed in 2020. Thank you for this opportunity! I would love to add EUSTACIA VYE to my garden- not sure if they have it but if not I’m positive I would find another lovely for my garden!! ;)

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  981. Suzanne Agan on

    I’m not sure that I have a favorite rose variety as I love them all! However, I have always dreamed of having a pergola covered in climbing roses to grace the entrance to my garden.

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  982. Beth Hatcher on

    I have a David Austin Graham Thomas that I absolutely love. The color and smell are phenomenal! I never grew roses before and now I have 3 varieties and countless more on my wish list.

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  983. Katherine Griffith on

    My favorite is Marie Louise – a n old damask that smells so incredible! I grew it in a rental apartment in SF years ago and had to leave it behind when I moved.

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  984. Andrea S. on

    What an incredible project! Thank you for taking this on. A new rose for me this year is James Galway; I can’t wait to see it bloom this year!

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  985. Karen on

    I love the delicate pink of New Dawn, as well as the cheerful color, resilience and story behind Grandma’s Yellow Rose (from my years living in Texas).

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  986. Chelsea Greenwood on

    I am have yet to pick a favorite rose. Right now I am in love with Boscobel, but have a variety of David Austin’s that are about 2-3 years old. As I develop a relationship with these roses I am sure I will come to realize which ones are my most beloved. A striking pink or orange and a gorgeous old rose or fruity scent are my current favorite qualities I look for.

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  987. April Montague on

    I don’t have a favorite just yet. My grandpa was a heirloom rose gardener and I am searching for just the right spot to keep the tradition going.

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  988. tammy rowling on

    We just moved and are building new gardens. I am trying many new varieties and am really looking forward to my new sugar plum hybrid. We are planning on bringing in old varieties soon.

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  989. NaTaya Gary on

    I’m not familiar with the names and different types of variety of roses. However, I have been interested in trying to grow some in my own garden. Maybe this is the year to start!

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  990. Heather Brunelle on

    My favorite is New Dawn climbing rose. I bought organic stock from an Oregon grower. My intention is to use the rose petals for edible and cosmetic purposes. I want hardy roses that do not require any synthetic chemical treatments. I will be looking to buy hardy roses more so thank you for the posting!!

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  991. Summer Brown on

    I love Lady Banks rambling rose because her yellow blooms are so happy. I love how rambling roses ramble. The mounds of blossoms make my heart sing.

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  992. Sue Jergens on

    I grew up with my mother’s rose garden and wish to continue with my own in her memory💕 searching for that favorite

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  993. Sue Jergens on

    I am searching for my favorite heirloom rose. I grew up with my mother’s rose garden and wish to continue with my own in her memory💕

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  994. Martha on

    DeeLish! It smells amazing, and is beautiful, and is hardy to my zone 4b area in Vermont!

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  995. Kathlean Faver on

    Wow so many to love, currently I have David Austin and Grace Rose Farm growing in the garden. I love the old English style roses, some of my favorites are, Munstead Wood, State of Grace and Lady of Shalot. The stronger the fragrance the better, my unicorn rose bush would be Ode to Jude. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  996. Shelly Bower on

    I’m in zone 5b and frankly the only reliable roses I have have been the knockout roses🫤 and I lost three of those this year! I’ve been eyeing a slightly more protected spot and am dying to put in a hedge. 🤞

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  997. Robin Volkmar on

    Two of my favorite roses are David Austin’s Lady Emma Hamilton and Mother of Pearl. The color and scent of Emma Hamilton is spectacular and the sherbet-colored buds are just as interesting as the rose itself. Mother of Pearl is the healthiest rose bush I have ever grown. Though it has no scent, it profusely blooms all season with beautiful soft-colored roses.

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  998. Melissa Durham on

    Alnwick, hands down. I haven’t planted one you, but I’m tearing up a portion of the front of our property for roses! Right now, though, we have several rambling on the property, as well as a few shrub, and a few varieties of tea roses and I adore them! Once my husband and I find our forever home, I’m hoping to take on a collection!

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  999. Peggy Bryan on

    I have always loved the David Austin roses and Queen of Sweden is perfection to my eye! Thank you for taking on this massive project, Erin. I admire your commitment to preserving these treasures for the benefit of the world.

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  1000. Vanessa Nagengast on

    I only have 2 roses in my garden right now, but I would love to add the beautiful Lady of Shallott! One day I hope to have a garden full of roses, I’ve loved them as long as I can remember.

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  1001. Courtney on

    My favorite rose variety that I’m growing tends to change to whomever is blooming in the moment, but if I had to choose, I alway say Jude the Obscure. he’s perfect.

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  1002. Amy Claborn on

    I really don’t have a favorite yet, but I am sure I will after watching and reading about the rose project! The first episode was beautiful!

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  1003. Kathy on

    I love Jude the Obscure for its apricot color, beautiful shape and absolutely delicious scent. The first blossoms are swelling and I can’t wait to see them again, make bouquets, and share them with friends and neighbors.

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  1004. Amy G. on

    I am actually not sure how to choose. I learned so much from the episode and the posts – I just doubled my garden this year to include a whole section for flowers. Now I’m planning where I can put some roses!! I think my summer will be spent reading all about roses!

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  1005. Rebecca on

    Wollerton Old Hall- it’s graceful, gorgeous, blooms like crazy, and smells like heaven

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  1006. Logan Stoltman on

    My favorite rose is not a plant, but my sister Rose. I am growing a few hybrid tea roses this year to see how they perform. If all goes well next year will be the year of the roses.

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  1007. Maria on

    I would love to add more roses to my garden. Especially those hardy enough for zone 4. I got my first fancy rose bush for my birthday last year and I just love it!

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  1008. Kristin L. on

    I am brand new to growing roses but I’ve loved them since I was a little girl watching my mom and grandmother grow and care for them. I’m excited to try them for myself and in their honor. My favorite rose right now is the Lichfield Angel Rose.

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  1009. Marci Jacobsen on

    Since I was a small girl, I’ve always loved rambling roses. I want to be Anne with all of her ramblers. I love them so much we name our little hobby farm Rambling Fields. Picking one favorite roses is just too hard to say, I’d still have a list of at least 10, but all of them would be old ramblers.

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  1010. Michelle on

    Old roses are amazing, especially the hardy ones that go down to extreme temps. I have a few kinds in my yard and when spring comes, they just fill right in and get so big and beautiful… and the scent…so glorious. 😍

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  1011. Laura Fenby on

    I guess I don’t have 1 specific rose that I would like to grow, but instead I would love to grow any type of rambling or climbing rose. I think the idea of painting a tree with color or making a fence pop with color is so cool. We need to replace the fence around our yard and it would be so fun to eventually have it covered with blooms!

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  1012. Kelli on

    I would love to grow a Crown Princess Margaret’s rose…it stops me in my tracks every time I see it. Yellow and apricot roses are always the ones in drawn to first… they make my heart ache. Thank you for the work you’re doing to preserve these special roses, and to help educate the rest of us!

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  1013. Hattie Wiebicke on

    So my favorite rose is one I haven’t actually grown, nor been able to find. It is a rose variety that was breed by my ancestor. It is the ‘Obergärtner Wiebicke’ Rose. I would love to be able to add this rose to my garden.

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  1014. Steph on

    My third year with roses on our flower farm and LOVING ALL THE VARIETIES. I just got a new climbing rose for mother’s day and can’t wait to watch it take off. I thought I was too old to start collecting them. But hearing of Ann’s story, I think i’ll keep going ☺️

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  1015. Ariel on

    I only have one kind of rose in my garden, and they are the simple knockout roses. They are super easy to grow, so I guess I’d say these are my favorite. I love visiting the botanical garden to see more varieties too!

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  1016. Jillian Rubel on

    I don’t have a favorite rose variety…yet! Leave it to you, Erin to inspire yet another obsession!! I hope to grow a variety with a beautiful and storied past – it’s always the history and stories of these older varieties that get me.

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  1017. Bonnie Preissler on

    It’s hard for me to choose a favorite! I love the constant show of colors of a Rio Samba, I love the sunshine of Julia Child, I adore the smell of a Nora Virginia! I love them all

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  1018. Darcey O’Neill on

    The Cecile Brunner is a beauty! As a new gardener, I find I love the climbing roses , I’d love to add one (or two, or three) to my garden

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  1019. Kristin on

    Distant Drums is new to my garden and I absolutely love it. Collette by Meilland has also been fabulous in my garden! So healthy and resembles the discontinued Evelyn by David Austin

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  1020. Jamie on

    I am new to roses, but recently planted some White Eden climbers for my garden arbor. Looking forward to watching them grow!

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  1021. Alex on

    I am so excited to watch this season! The past couple months I have started learning how to propogate roses, and I am impressed by your success! I love many of the heritage Gallicas and the retired David Austin roses. I am inspired to start a collection (museum) of antique roses as extensive as yours.

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  1022. dolly gauthier on

    My favorite rose in my garden is Souvenir de la Malmaison, a small bourbon. I got it in Indepence Texas for my birthday many years ago. It’s the prettiest thing- pale pink, quartered with a spicy scent and I’d say it’s the hardest working plant in the garden, despite how delicate it looks.

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  1023. Lara on

    This is my first year growing roses. I took a giant leap and purchased 35 bare root roses including multiple varieties. I’m in zone 5B/6A and I’m currently enrolled in a course that specializes in growing roses in a cold climate. The garden is just beginning to take off so you will have to stay tuned to learn my favorite. Gardening provides food for my soul and gives me the opportunity to grow and connect with the land in ways I never thought possible. Many thanks for all the incredible resources, educational opportunities and inspiration you provide!

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  1024. Megan Z on

    Tough question- I have so many I love. On a whim I purchased Cardinal Hume this year. I can’t wait to see it bloom. The majority of my roses are English roses in soft blushes/pinks/creams so I’m interested in a completely different form and color.

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  1025. Megan Hover on

    Distant drums, Alnwick, and Desdemona have been on my wish list!! I probably saw them from you! I also have a dream of building an entryway trellised with rambling roses in my existing garden.

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  1026. Kimberly Meyer on

    We have an old farmhouse built by a German family in central Texas that sits on about 6 acres. When we bought it, there was a large old deep pink rose bush taller than me that was planted out front. Somehow in the renovation process we undertook to restore the house, the rose bush was cut down. I was crushed. I am on a quest to find that old rose and learn more about antique roses I’m general.

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  1027. Deby Brooke on

    I would love to add a climbing rose to my garden! I have an area with plenty of room for it to ramble.

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  1028. Melissa Chason on

    I love that you became penpals and your relationship blossomed🌸 . The roses are absolutely beautiful! I hope to learn how to grow mine better from this season ,i have 2 so far but feel inspired!

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  1029. jodi weaver on

    This spring I planted The Ancient Mariner and The Generous Gardener and have high hopes for the wonderful fragrance and blooms to come. Until now I have not saved the name tags of the plants I have in my gardens but, plant to retain this information for all plantings in the future, to get more serious about documentation.

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  1030. Rebecca H. on

    I purchased my first rose, Bolero, last spring. It bloomed thrip free for the first time this year and it’s just beautiful! I planted Queen of Sweden this year, but she was slow to leaf out. No blooms yet but I can’t wait. I need a darker rose for the garden next year, so I’d love to win the giveaway!

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  1031. Melissa Videira on

    I love the David Austin roses. They remind me of my grandfather who grew them throughout his property. Roses were his favorite!

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  1032. Erin Ardoin on

    Favorite trust right now is crown princess Margareta. The warm side color just makes me happy. And it puts out so many flowers at least two fishes every year. Next of my list is Wollerton Old Hall. I’m partial to the creamy soft color and full structure of the blossom.

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  1033. Mike Meredith on

    My wife rescued 2 large “Old Blush” hedge type roses last year from a person trying to reduce in their yard. These transplanted well and we enjoy the large number of pink blooms we get.

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  1034. Cate on

    I grew Madame Ernest Calvat for several years, and it thrived even in a container, until one unexpectedly harsh winter. The petals I preserved still carry a hint of its luxuriant fragrance. It’s one of the first things I’ll be planting when I soon have a proper garden!

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  1035. Jessica Nichols on

    My favorite rose happens to be one of the wild ramblers that can often be found on our property. It’s beautiful, untamed nature. It’s tenacity to grow in the most unexpected places. It’s soft, white petals a beacon to pollinators. A peppery scent that is neither odorous or unpleasant.

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  1036. Stacy Fitzgibbon on

    Crown Princess Margareta. Amazing color, full ruffled bloom, and a climber to boot.

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  1037. Darlisa on

    Erin that is a hard question! I’ve only been growing roses since 2018 but I love 100 different ones. If I keep it to my garden I’d have to say Emily Brontë. The first year I had her she grew 6+ feet tall but only gave me two blooms. Boy were they gorgeous tho! Now this year she is absolutely plastered with buds. Can not wait to see them. I love the fragrance too.
    P.S. I’ve been saving my free Discovery+ subscription for theses new season. 😂

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  1038. Staci Prickett on

    At the moment, my favorite is the Princess Anne from David Austin.

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  1039. Sadie on

    I’m a sucker for any “how many petals are in there?!” English rose. I have two Queen of Sweden that are still young, but just delicious! I also have a piece of my what my Grandmother always called her Seven Sisters rose bush. It’s a light pink climber and always produces beautifully. I do find roses a bit intimidating, but have a goal to learn the ropes and add to my collection.

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  1040. Liz H on

    I’d like a rose that holds up to humidity well and can withstand harsh winters. I don’t know much about roses, but I want to learn.

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  1041. Melissa Haber Branches & Batches on

    I love all roses. I can’t name a favorite. I swore I would never grow roses for cut flowers (too finicky, high maintenance). several rows of rose bushes later…..LOL. I would love to pick up some of those David Austin roses that everyone is talking about. Thanks for all your work in preserving this beautiful plant!

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  1042. Emily sutherland on

    I would love to grow the Allegra roses in my garden! Or anything pink 💗

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  1043. Heather on

    I am growing 2 new roses this year, cinco de mayo and honey Dijon. I would love to grow a munstead wood rose

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  1044. Dani Boss on

    I love love love Jude the Obscure. It’s my favorite color in a flower (soft peach) and the fragrance is so intense. But anove all, it grows really well in our hot, humid climate of south Texas, which is not easy to do!

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  1045. Greta on

    Lady of shallot … a David Austin rose! It’s absolutely beautiful! There is a rambling rose that is growing up the side of our garage from the previous owner… I have no idea what it is but it has small white flowers and blooms profusely!
    Thank you for sharing these rose resources!

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  1046. Brandy on

    I enjoyed each episode. I’m actually going to watch again b/c there’s so much ♥️. I love roses and have been waiting on this update.

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  1047. Mischa on

    The Damask rose is beautiful! I am so excited to be able to start a new garden this year at our new homestead! Lots and lots of roses and flowers going in!!!

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  1048. Lois on

    I adore climbing roses and this is coming at a perfect time as I have been researching looking for “good “ climbers for my area.

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  1049. Rebecca Yan on

    It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I love grandiflora and hybrid musk roses. I really love them all!

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  1050. AmyRose on

    Koko loco has been my favorite. But seeing all the old roses it may get knocked out of first place.

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  1051. Joelle on

    My grandfather had an old rose “from the farm” he grew up on outside of Bellingham. I don’t know if it had a name but it was likely a purplish rambler with about 5 petals. It was my favorite bc of the family history.

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  1052. Susan on

    I wish I could tell you the name of my favorite rose- but I’ve yet to meet one I don’t love. I have been slowly adding to my gardens but I lean towards lost and abandoned things. The roses I have are a happy hodgepodge I have nursed back to life- many the kind given as gifts and then given to me to ‘save’- the miniature, grocery store variety that start out about 6 inches tall. I have a lovely almost Bourbon looking, creamy petaled beauty that is nearly 4 feet tall now and greets visitors by my front door, and a pale pink next to it that gifts cascades of tiny blooms in full flower. So, no names but no less loved!

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  1053. Jodi on

    My favorite rose so far is Ginger Syllabub. It’s a climber and has the most amazing smelling double petaled flowers .

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  1054. Aaron Haddock on

    I have always been a fan of Mr. Lincoln, thanks to my mother-in-law. I hope to propagate some from her plants this season!

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  1055. Tiffaney Raftery on

    Now that’s a lot of roses! So excited to learn about them. I’m a sucker for soft apricot roses. There’s just something so soothing about it. It’s not in your face with color, it goes with all other colors in your gardens, it is very peaceful and yet that little bit of cheery. There’s so many to narrow down to one, but Celtic Pride is my favorite.

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  1056. Krista on

    When I first start gardening, hybrid tea roses were about all you could find on the market. They were very high maintenance and it put me off roses for awhile. Later I discovered David Austin roses and my passion was reignited. Two of my favorites are St. Swithin and Lady of Shallot.

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  1057. Anna on

    I’m not very familiar with rose varieties yet, but I bought my first roses this year to try, the Collette Climber. I’m about to get my first blooms in the next couple of days!

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  1058. Nicole on

    I don’t have this rose yet, but Lady Emma Hamilton is on my list! I love the apricot color, and the Austin roses are my favorite.

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  1059. Rebecca Materasso on

    It’s almost impossible to name a favorite. I love so many! Pearlie Mae is one of my favorites that I purchased after your blog recommendation. I have searching for Tea Clipper. I’m just so happy to see my garden grow.

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  1060. Christina DiBernardo on

    I can’t stop with the Silas Marner! It is just so fragrant and grows so well for me! I’d love to try one from Rogue Valley! 🌹

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  1061. Rachael Faber on

    My favorite rose is a light lavender climbing rose that my husband bought me for our anniversary one year with my second being an even lighter lavender/almost white rose bush that was planted near our home when we purchased it. I have much to learn about roses and appreciate the work you have done to make roses more appreciated.

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  1062. Dana on

    I do not know its name, but my favorite is the one I brought home from my grandma’s garden after she passed. I have her rose and peony’s growing in my garden ❤️🌸

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  1063. Sean Michael O'Brien on

    Currently, I’m loving several of the David Austen Roses! I’m planning a rose garden with several climbing varieties.

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  1064. Anna on

    I’m still pretty new to gardening, and my favorite roses to grow so far have all been David Austin roses. There are a few retired varieties from DA that I wish I could grow, so I’m very excited to see more about the older ones you are helping to preserve!

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  1065. Keressa on

    I would love to grow the Eden rose this year. The color and shape of the bloom is so dreamy! And I’ve always wanted a climbing rose. I also would love to grow the Louis Gimard. It is also a beautiful one!

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  1066. Melissa on

    I hope to get a climbing rose soon, like the Generous Gardener ❤️

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  1067. Christy Stoltzfus on

    This sounds like such a beautiful project! I love old English garden roses and my wishlist is long, but this year I’m especially excited for the first blooms from my newest rose: Wollerton Old Hall.

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  1068. Sarah McCutcheon on

    I’ve fallen in love with many roses in the last couple of years as i grow my collection, but my favorite right now is The Alnwick Rose from David Austin. Their fragrance and bloom form is exceptional

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  1069. Holly on

    You are so inspiring! I’m a long-time grower, but new to flowers. They’ve captured my heart! We had roses that I didn’t enjoy at our last house, but now I’ve actually selected my first rose that I hope will do well in my garden – It’s Lady De Shallot. If it does well for me, it is sure to be a favorite! I can’t get enough of the apricot/peachy/orange flowers! I’m eager to add more roses. Thank you for the resources!

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  1070. Brooke on

    Oh a favorite is so hard to choose. Right now, I’m going with the Alnwick. I love her fragrance and how well she holds up in a vase.

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  1071. Kylee Couturiaux on

    I currently am loving Olivia Rose Austen. It is such a beautifully classic rose and elevates our garden space.

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  1072. Elizabeth Hoffman on

    My favorite rose is “sweet fragrance.” This rose was my first ever rose bush that I got whenI was probably 13. As the name suggests, it smells great and the color is beautiful. It starts out peachy orange, turns bright pink then light pink as it dies. So pretty on the bush!

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  1073. Monica Byrne on

    Pretty much rose obsessed. I love the older noisettes, and albas, and really so many more whose names I don’t know.

    Thank you for helping to preserve!!!

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  1074. Lee Ann S. on

    I only have five roses currently- all Floribunda types, which have been surprisingly easy for me to grow. My previous experiences with roses was my grandmothers backyard and somehow even as a kid, I internalized how fussy they were, which has led me to be leery of growing them. However, the Floribunda have been a gateway. I am hooked and had no idea that much like vegetable diversity, we are at risk of losing these gorgeous heritage plants. So…I don’t have a specific rose I am excited for- just learning more about them and choosing what to add to our small farm.

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  1075. Cynthia Kendall on

    My favorite changes often but right now I am loving my David Austin climber – Wollerton Old Hall. It is cream/white and seems to have a glow in the center.

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  1076. Leona on

    I love David Austin’s. Also double old fashioned roses. Because they are fluffy and remind me of my grandmother. If I grow roses it would be a hardy bush style that can grow in upper Minnesota . I have lots of shade.

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  1077. Jessica on

    Admittedly I am new to growing roses. I would love to add some smaller bush varieties to my yard as I begin. The Golden Buddha look beautiful and I love the coloring. The size of the plant makes it one that would fit perfectly along my patio flower beds. :)

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  1078. Sarah on

    Gallicas. Just so beautiful!

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  1079. Beth on

    Just planted my first rose bush this year. I would love to add more to my garden. My favorite currently is the one that I am growing, the Emily Brontë from David Austin Roses.

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  1080. Min K on

    I love Cecile Brunner! Very floriferous and vigorous rose that I have ever grown in my garden. I love Rogue Valley roses and would love to use the gift certificate next time I go shopping there :)

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  1081. Anna on

    I love my Munstead Wood rose. The color is so deep and amazing. I’d like to try growing bolero or queen of Sweden or koko loko. My roses are so insanely hard to take care of, because they get every pest and disease, but they’re worth it!

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  1082. Amy on

    I would love a fragrent heirloom rose and have been eying the David Austin varieties that bush and are so fragrent.

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  1083. Karolina on

    This is my first year growing roses and I have two beautiful Eden Climbers that are starting to really take off. Even though they are still small they are producing tons of blooms. I can’t wait to add more to my garden collection, thank you for sharing great information!

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  1084. Marcia on

    I haven’t grown man roses at this point but so far my favorite is Ronal Dahl. I love the color and it has been an easy rose to care for. It is even doing well in a place that doesn’t get as much sun. Also, the blooms last a long time in the vase.

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  1085. Bri on

    For Mother’s Day this year I got my very first rose “Olivia rose Austin.” After watching your entire second season last night I will be hunting roses all summer. You all did an amazing job. It was wonderful. Congrats!

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  1086. Karen Schlosser on

    I love these projects you spring on us that you’ve been working on for years! haha!!

    I planted a 10 shrub hedge of DA Olivia Rose Austin, purchased directly from DA in the US. The first year I just let them grow but they didn’t bloom much. Last year I noticed the 2nd & 3rd shrubs looked a little different. Although they still had the Olivia Rose tags on them, they were much more upright and slightly different pink color with a distinctly different smell. Turns out, DA sent me two Queen of Sweden roses and they happen to be smack in the middle of my hedge! When fully grown and blooming it isn’t too noticeable, but I just decided I have to swap them out next spring and relocate the QoS. I love the scent and look of the Olivia Rose Austin blooms. I wish they were a little stronger cut flower, but I will just keep admiring from afar! Cincinnati, 6A

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  1087. Susan Hemann on

    You are so brave for taking on so many roses. Very exciting!
    I found a variety of heirloom roses that I would love to own, Mignonette. I love heirloom roses and this one is fragrant. It’s the perfect size for my garden.

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  1088. Norma on

    I am new to roses so I don’t have a favorite yet, however I have been on the search for the perfect climbing rose in soft peachy tones

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  1089. Christina Helms on

    I absolutely love yellow roses. They bring such joy and cheer to the garden. I would love to add a Zitronenfalter this year. 💛

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  1090. Brenda Hemby on

    I love Nye Beavan and Roald Dahl by David Austin. We currently have 3 drift roses that bloom in shades of white, yellow, pink and apricot all on the same plant. Not sure how that works but we like it.

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  1091. lisa on

    I love the Golden Buddha or any Paul Barden rose.

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  1092. Shannon on

    I would be honored to have the The Julia Child rose, known in the UK as the Absolutely Fabulous rose, is a golden butter or golden floribunda rose, named after the chef Julia Child.

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  1093. Laurel on

    Wedding Day–because it was one of many that my Nana grew. In one of my favourite photos of her, she is standing beneath it. I haven’t manage to find it in the US yet, though!

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  1094. Michelle Kurtz on

    I’m just getting started with roses but I think Bolero from Menagerie farm is my favorite so far.

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  1095. Cassy on

    I added Princess Charlene de Monaco to my garden this year and can’t wait to see it!

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  1096. Cindy Boulware on

    One of my favorites is the Zephirine Drouhin rose. I love that it climbs, goes wild and gives off such a wonderful fragrance. I’m get so excited when it starts to bloom, like right now!!!

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  1097. Alexandra Mudry on

    I have kept my eyes peeled for Gloire de Dijon – a glorious old creamy/dusty pale golden climber. It seems so romantic – and also at times very hard to come by! I’ve been trying to get her for 3 years but miss it every time it is available.

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  1098. Laura on

    Thank you for sharing all of this knowledge! Today my favorite is New Dawn, because it’s blooming like crazy and smells like candy, I think Jude is up next. Watching them bloom is like watching art being created right in front of me.

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  1099. Elizabeth Gearhart on

    I would love to add Alchymist climbing rose to my garden with the hopes of having it climb over an arch.

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  1100. Kelsy Webber on

    I just sold our family land that had my flower farm on the grounds, along with 6 DA roses I had just planted 😭 It was a beautiful torture of wanting to be on the land but not in the house filled with trauma. I am moving to Arizona and am hoping to add some roses to my collection that thrive in the hot, dry weather. It looks like Devoniensis is a tea climber for zones 8-9.

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  1101. Patricia on

    I’d love to have a Dreaming Spires yellow climbing rose to cover an archway into our back garden. We had a rose similar to this that covered our garage at my childhood home and I still think of it every spring.

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  1102. Sarah Swan on

    Oh goodness.. so many to choose from! I love Dave Austin roses. A favorite rose I have in my garden right now is Moonlight in Paris. Beautiful color and fragrance. There is an older English climbing rose that has a deep burgundy color that I see around in really established gardens that I would love to own someday but have no idea what the name is. Finding out is on my to do list this Summer!
    What a wonderful thing to be able to take on this collection! Thank you for your wealth of information you share as well. So inspiring!

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  1103. Julia on

    I am looking for a white rose with a heavy scent. I can’t make up my mind!

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  1104. Jennifer Barr on

    I asked for and received David Austin’s Abraham Darby and Graham Thomas for my 15th birthday years ago and I loved them so much! I’d never seen roses like that in real life before…

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  1105. Sophia on

    My current favorite rose is Roald Dahl from DA!

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  1106. Ruth on

    Something peach. Peachy. Marianne.

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  1107. Alison Williams on

    My favorite is David Austin roses so far. I love Teasing Georgia the best. I’ve gardened for 20 years but only got into planting roses around 2017/2018.. wild! Now I’m obsessed. And I’m like you.. I feel as if I have so much learn to still. But my rose collection is growing. I did order my first rose this season from Rogue Valley though!

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  1108. Katy Banks on

    I re entry started growing Sally Holmes. Wow! I usually stick with fully double roses but the big single leaf varieties are show stoppers! Sally, in her first year, has scaled my neighbors fence and is always in bloom!🦋🌈🩷

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  1109. Andrea Steele on

    I got the rose bug last year. I saw a picture of Tea Clipper and fell in love. It was hard to obtain and a small plant when I received it. It didn’t bloom last year, but…I finally got a bloom this year and it was beautiful!! I now have over fifty roses in my garden. Walking my yard and checking on my roses is a peaceful experience for me each day.

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  1110. Melody on

    I’ve always want a masora rose. They just look so pretty!

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  1111. Cassaundra Cornell-MacKenzie on

    My favorite rose variety is Evelyn from David Austin Roses – maybe one day I will get my hands on some root stock for my garden. The rose I am loving the most in my garden is Earth Angel.

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  1112. Stacey Diehl on

    I got a Duet rose (hybrid) but it died. I am hoping to replace it with an a fragrant old heirloom.

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  1113. Cindy C on

    In Northeastern Vermont, our climate is our greatest challenge with flower farming, particularly when it come to roses. However, I have had amazing luck with Above and Beyond. A beautiful climbing rose with stunning clusters that bloom sporadically throughout the season.

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  1114. Nicole Lee on

    David Austin Evelyn. The color is just perfect and scent is incredible

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  1115. Lindsey Capello on

    How to choose a rose?! Hettie is one I think is just gorgeous. But I’ve had my eye on a few red climbers. My Grandma has recently passed at, (a few months before her 90th Birthday). She Always had roses growing at her house covering archways or up by the house. The smell that wafted as I’d run by was intoxicating. So my goal is to recreate that at my home as an ode beautiful Grandma Katherine a.k.a Kitty. ❤️

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  1116. Ashley Laabs on

    I adore Alchemyst and cannot wait to grow it in my own garden. I only have about a dozen varieties, but I’m adding more yearly.

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  1117. Megan Haley on

    I feel like I go through phases with my roses and which one is my favorite, but to be a true contender for favorite in my garden is has to be beautiful, healthy, and fragrant. I adore all the roses in my garden, but earlier this month I visited a couple rose gardens and fell head-over-heels in love with Princess Charlene de Monaco. It’s ruffled pale apricot blooms were so romantic and lovely and the fragrance was out of this world! I am really hoping to add one to my garden in the near future.

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  1118. Mariana Greene on

    A rose I want in my garden until the end of my days is Peggy Martin. That is not its original name. As far as I know its identity remains unknown. This rose, which is probably a rambler, survived the brackish floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina, floodwaters that killed Peggy Martin’s elderly parents. He would not leave their rural home and she would not leave him. So they perished together. Peggy Martin calmly recounted this tragic loss to me when I interviewed her for a story about selling custom-grown Peggy Martin roses in 1-gallon pots to benefit the restoration of public gardens in New Orleans destroyed by Katrina. I sobbed on the other end of the line, imagining her loss and thinking of the devotion her parents had for each other.

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  1119. Mary Ann on

    My choice would be Morning Blush or Shakespeare Garden, lovely roses, so hard to pick just one. Love all roses.

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  1120. Wendy Canoy on

    A rose I would like to have growing in my garden is the Circus rose.
    Growing up in Idaho in the 1950’s, my dad had planted a row of Circus roses for my mother along our driveway and I remember how I loved laying on the lawn next to them because they were so pretty and smelled so good. We thought they were called Circus Circus and had something to do with the actual circus!!

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  1121. Joyce on

    I currently have one rose plant and it’s calked Strong Heart. I bought it and planted it after my husband spent 3 weeks in the hospital fighting for his life. He is now fully recovered and my roses are blooming so beautifully ❤️

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  1122. Natalie on

    My favorite is the perfuma rose – until I research more about vintage roses. I’m sure I’ll find a new favorite.

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  1123. Deborah Carman on

    It is so hard to choose my favorite rose. It is like asking me to pick my favorite child they are all so unique in their own way. One of my favorites is Mier y Teran-wild but sophisticated. The first rose I fell in love with was Jude the Obscure at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

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  1124. Danielle M. on

    I love the earth angel parfuma rose, but this is a tough question! The first episode was absolutely stunning and has motivated me to consider older varieties as well. Thank you for all you do – truly so inspirational.

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  1125. Amy McConnell on

    The Autumn Damask rose is my favorite, hands down. Its intoxicating aroma and beautiful pink blossoms win me over every time. It’s like holding a piece of history, with its age-old charm.

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  1126. Ehsan on

    I loved learning about the preservation efforts of the old roses. I personally hope to grow Koko Loko one day.

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  1127. Lauren Richardson on

    I know I’m crazy because it isn’t that fancy but my mothers Chicago peace rose is my favorite it’s bloomed every year my whole life ❤️

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  1128. Melanie Ramey on

    My favorite rose variety is tropicana, because it has beautiful orange flowers and it’s hardy. I also like koko loko for its unique colors. Thank you for your work to preserve old roses!

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  1129. JODY BECKFORD on

    I would love to begin growing the Abigail Adams rose this season. I only began growing roses in the last two years, but have discovered a passion (or obsession) for them. I started with one variety and am now up to seven in just two years. I continue learning each week as I watch what is growing well and what is struggling. My daughter and I hope to acquire a small farm in the coming months where she can begin her dream of a small sustainable farm and I can start doing what I love now that I’m in my 50’s. The Abigail Adams rose intrigues me for many reasons. One, because my daughter’s name is Abigail and two, because of it’s beautiful, untamed nature. I love the small flowers as they make me think of how my daughter was a tiny premature little angel who has developed into this strong, untamed beautiful person. I am committed to help bring back old roses and want to provide a place where others can admire their beauty and be inspired to do the same.

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  1130. Blaine on

    I inherited some quite old roses from my grandparents neighbors, the name of which I did not find. Thanks to you, Erin, I saw it on the friends of vintage roses (capitaine Basroger, moss, coming all the way from kansas to Ohio.) it is such a gorgeous rose and I am so happy to have it. This is my favorite rose variety because of the story and resilience of the rose.

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  1131. Casey C. on

    I would say one of my varieties of rose is a little wild rose that grows on our families land. I don’t know what the proper name for it is or where it came from, but it is a beautiful light pink rose with lots of petals, that totally takes over the trees and fences around it. When I think of home and our land, my mind always seems to drift to that little rose. One variety I hope to grow this year or next is called Teasing Georgia. I think it is the most gorgeous yellow rose I have ever seen and brings me so much joy when I see it!

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  1132. Stephanie Engle on

    It’s hard to pick just one! I will say Peace today because it is in the top 5! The plant I have is very healthy and the blooms change in color from mostly yellow with pink tips to more pink as they age.

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  1133. Emily on

    I currently do not have any roses, but am looking to expand my knowledge and garden to include more flowers. I’ve been looking at roses for a bit and I’m not sure how anyone manages to pick what to order! I have very vivid memories of the rose at my grandma’s house growing up that was gifted to her by another relative. I am not sure of the variety, but would love the beauty of the bright pink blooms in my own yard. While I started my backyard garden adventures a few season ago, as my grandparents have begun to pass, gardening has become not only a hobby for me but also a way to remember them.

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  1134. Marcia Greatorex on

    I am not sure of the name of this rose, the smell of that red rose is the best I have ever smelled. This rose was my moms in our yard growing up, once she passed 15 years ago,(the rose is probably 40years plus), I dug up the rose and planted it in a large container. The rose did ok up tell last year. Now i have no flowering branches and have cut it way back, it actually is just a root. So a new rose to have to remember my moms love of roses would be awesome and a new learning adventure of the world of growing roses to explore.!!!!

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  1135. Nicole on

    I inherited some old roses from my parent’s neighbour when she died. She was a lovely older woman and I am currently caring for the roses. To my knowledge, they have no name so I am naming them after her – Korey. I live in Zone 3 so the favourite rose that I grow is the ‘Rosa woodsii’, I have it incorporated in the hedge rows around the property and they are a thriving sea of life for the local pollinators. They are not in bloom yet but very soon!

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  1136. Taylor McCall on

    I’m so new, yet so eager to growing roses. My great grandmother was an amazing gardener but like you said in your newest episode it skips generations. This year I bought two roses from Heirloom Roses. Teasing Georgia and Parfuma Earth Angel. I was the most excited person on earth when they bloomed. I cannot wait to add more to my collection and dive into the different varieties. I’m starting out young, 25 years old, so I can’t begin to imagine what my future with roses will be if Ms. Anne got started at 60.

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  1137. Brooke on

    I’m so new to the world of roses. I grew Carding Mill last year and I loved how beautiful it is! My garden will always have roses from now on! This year I added Koko Loko to my garden and its starting to leaf out and I can’t wait to see it bloom this year!

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  1138. Deb Ketchum on

    When I was five years old we moved out of a city and bought my great grandmother’s little house in the suburbs. It had the tiniest yard on the street but the entire back border was all deep purple lilacs, backing up to one of the last farms in that town. Great Grandma had a small rose garden just outside the kitchen door and in it was a little bush of coral pink roses that captured my heart… it was Margot Koster. Fast forward 20 years to me, married with a pair of roving wild boys and an acre bordered by apple orchards… an acre that turned into a learning garden and sanctuary. I discovered rugosa roses early on and ringed the acre with them. Red Grootendorst in front, rubras and alba on the side, Hansa across the back, and a monster Agnes that my boys got me for Mother’s Day and planted by the play yard in pretty much driveway gravel. She absolutely thrived and grew well over all our heads, probably at least 8 feet tall. No graceful arches on this warrior… her branches reached straight up and only bent when she was bearing colossal blooms that changed colors with the temperature. I had other roses that loved the orchard acre; Ferdinand Prichard, Alberic Barbie, Aloha, The Fairie, Ballerina… more than I can list ( pre-coffee) . My favorite? Gosh. Which of my kids is my favorite…? If pressed, and this doesn’t allude to sons, but I’d have to pick my first… Margot Koster. That virally pink baby roundness definitely grabbed my heart!

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  1139. Emily Donner on

    I’m new to the idea of growing roses but I love the idea of preserving heirloom varieties. Ramblers have especially captured my interest. Aschermittwoch rose has such a pretty color I would love to start with that variety.

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  1140. Marcey Keefer Hutchison on

    My favorite rose is Tropicana because my mother grew it. We moved to Oregon from our native Hawaii and I think my mom felt like she had a little piece of paradise with the color and name of that variety.

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