GARDEN STUFF

Zephirine Drouhin Rose

zephirine drouhin rose

 

Hello There Rose Lovers! As you may have noticed by now, I’m a big Rosarian. I like to grow and take care of roses in my spare time. Obviously, the rose is my favorite flower. They all come in different colors, shapes and sizes. They also have different scents, characteristics and require different ways of maintenance and care. 

I’d like to tell you about an outstanding and unique rose that’s been growing in my garden for about some time now. It’s the climbing Zephirine Drouhin Rose. Now, this rose is breathtaking and mesmerizing. It produces clusters of abundant pink flowers about four inch in size with almost 30 petals in full bloom. Blooming time is around early spring to autumn. It has a soothing lemon scent and the canes are THORNLESS! Yes they are! 

 

zephirine drouhin pink climbing rose

 

It’s definitely one of those roses that won’t prick you while watering or pruning it. Thank God! didn’t know such rose existed. 🙂  The rose itself has dark green foliage that’s quite resistant to mildew and aphids. It grows in Zones 5-9  and will thrive in shady areas. Mine took a while to establish, about 2-3 years, and after that, it became a prolific wonderful bloomer in my garden. I guess it just needs some getting used to. 

 

zephirine drouhin rose review

 

This climbing rose is ideal for any trellis, porch or as a hedge. Can reach up to 20 feet in length and 5 feet in width. This rose can get very dense with its blooms and foliage, so be prepared to be mesmerized 🙂 

 

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Gibraltar Azalea

gibraltar orange azalea

 

Why, hello there plant lovers! It’s not everyday that we see an orange plant growing in our yard, even more so an Orange Azalea, specifically, the Gibraltar Azalea. I cannot tell you how much I truly love this plant. All I can is, this Azalea is such a breath of fresh air in my garden. It’s so pretty and so unique. A very delicious looking plant that makes you wanna eat it, because it looks just like an orange popsicle. Such a beauty, indeed.

There’s really not a lot of Orange Azaleas nowadays, and this kind is probably one of the deepest orange shade of all. In fact, I might be the only one who has this color of Azalea in my entire neighborhood. FYI: Azaleas in general are cousins with Rhododendron a.k.a Megatron plant 🙂 and Roses, of course.

This particular plant grows in Zone 5-8 and blooms around mid-spring to late-spring. It’s a prolific bloomer once established. Mine took about 2-3 years to establish since it was dying in its first location where I planted it, then I transplanted it and brought it back from the dead. Now it’s doing so much better in its second life. LOL. 🙂 This plant really needs a lot of sun, trust me.

 

growing gibraltar orange azalea

 

Also, this plant likes a well-drained healthy soil, and needs regular watering, not constant though. The same treatment you’ll give to a rose will also work for this kind of plant. Additionall, this plant can also grow up to 6 feet high and 4 inches wide. I haven’t detected any scent so far, but its blooms are amazing and in a deep dark copper-orange shade. I also like how it seems to be quite resistant to fungi or mildew. On top of it, this plant is a guaranteed show-stopper in my garden, such a sight to behold!

 

Ciao now folks!

 

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Frau Karl Druschki Rose

 

frau karl druschki rose

 

If you’ve been on the hunt for a beautiful white rose in your garden, never ever miss this beautiful Frau Karl Druschki hybrid tea rose. It is possibly one of the best white roses I have ever seen. 

It is not only that the petals are pure white, this rose itself is large and globular and has high-pointed buds. They also have a beautiful green foliage that may require a bit of spraying here and there. Also, this particular rose may not have a strong scent, but its blooms are prolific and a reliable showoff in the garden.

 

rosa frau karl druschki

 

 

Before, this rose was once called the “Snow Queen” or “White American Beauty.” It belongs to the old rose category and is in the gorgeous hybrid tea family. It’s doesn’t really form into a bush, as it has a tendency to act as a climber, which therefore requires training and some staking. Another important note about this rose, is that this may take time to establish itself. But once established, this will be a complete Bloomington. 

This rose can grow in zone 6 to 9 and the plants itself can reach up to 4 to 6 feet in height.

 

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