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On thorns, and thornless rose recommendations

On thorns I love the fact that roses have thorns.  I think their silky-soft petals, gorgeous colors, and sensuous scents coupled with razor-sharp, bloodthirsty thorns make a piquant combination.  But not everybody feels the way I do.  So here are … Continue reading

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The argument for once-blooming roses: Exhibit A

If you are lucky enough to live in Zone 7 or south, you can grow White Lady Banks [Rosa Banksiae] and Yellow Lady Banks, and this lovely: Rosa fortuniana.  It’s thought to be a naturally occurring hybrid between white Lady … Continue reading

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