Friday, May 26, 2017

Beach Roses + Driftwood


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  1. Rosa Rugosa. I remember looking it up when I first experienced those beauties near Portland years ago when my husband attended a conference there. During that trip I took my children to the Portland Children's Museum and learned that we had just missed Barbara Bush by less than an hour. But we didn't miss the beach roses nor the Leonardo di Vinci exhibit!

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  2. Beach roses are robust and the scent is so fresh when combined with the sea air Steadfast and reliable, I look forward to this rose every year. Susan L.

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  3. I'm 25 miles inland from the coast, in northern Massachusetts, and I love my Rosa Rugosa! The deep pink ones form a hedge atop a natural stone retaining wall next to the house, plus I have Rosa Rugosa "Alba" and Rosa Rugosa "Blanc Double de Coubert" in a perennial bed. They are so fragrant, dependable, and hardy -- no matter how many winter winds and heavy snowdrifts they must tolerate before Spring arrives!

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  4. These grow on a hillside near our camp and my husband and I have discussed the idea of transplanting a clump to our place before an upcoming new build takes them all away. If anyone knows of an effective root barrier, we would sure love to hear about it.

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    1. They're quite easy to start from cuttings, but I know of nothing that stops their spread. They can make a lovely informal hedge on larger properties. Bees love the flowers, and birds the rose hips.

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    2. Good to know. Thanks for the ideas!

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