‘Geranium’ (Zone 4), a hybrid of Rosa moyesii, has a single flower with deepest red petals and a centre of generous golden stamens. The petal colour can be influenced by climate, and in my garden ‘Geranium’ is dark pink. Hybrids of species roses have a short breeding history when compared to the multi-generations of modern hybrids. Rosa moyesii has been crossed with a … [Read more...] about Hybrid species roses
Rosa moyesii 'Geranium'
Winterizing woody plants
When we're on the verge of hard frost in the garden, decisions need to be made about how to protect plants. Some gardeners make it a policy not to grow anything that isn’t comfortably frost-resistant in their gardens, and they have no worries about winter’s lowest temperatures. Then there are the risk takers, gardeners who grow plants at the edge of their hardiness zone (myself … [Read more...] about Winterizing woody plants