May is my favorite month in the garden, where ever I look, I see something blooming.
A couple of months ago my rose friend gave me a cutting of her Fairy rose I so admired in her garden. It rooted almost over night, and as small as the plant is, it is flowering already. Thank you Kristin for sharing
Reading up on it I learned this Polyantha rose ’The Fairy’ is an Antique Garden Rose and was introduced by J. A. Bentall in 1932 in England. This mini rose grows 3 to 4 ft tall and wide and flowers just about non-stop all summer long.
Since this rose does root extremely well, it says, the canes touching the ground will root, therefore it may spread in all directions. The Fairy does well in full sun or part shade and is disease resistant. Being a miniature rose, it is well suited for container gardening.
I had such a wonderful afternoon today, spending it with my friend. After a leisure lunch at a Tea Room (Hart Sisters) she surprised me with a trip to the Antique Rose Garden of Sanford, FL, and did not stop there but took me to a German Deli & Cafe (Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe) where my German heart started to beat faster seeing all the goodies I normally have to bring back in my suit case. I will have to go back to this little rose garden to snap some pictures, what a treat it was!
Antique Rose ‘Belinda’s Dream’