Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Roses for Valentine's Day

For my 30th Birthday I was given roses by my loving and thoughtful husband. Who doesn't love getting roses? Although, I probably loved the sweet gift more than most women because I got to plant my roses. Unfortunately, there was an early killing frost and my roses were tragically lost. Still, they're the only gift I'm still talking about years later so...
As Valentine's Day inches ever closer I've begun thinking of roses once more. I've been aching to try some Canadian Explorer Series roses especially the Lambert Closse and the J.P. Connell varieties. The reasonably priced roses (around $15) are worth their weight in gold if they're as hardy as they claim. It's much more reasonable then the standard Valentine's Day Rose Special. And I'd rather get rose shrubs over long-stemmed roses in a box. Any day...Even Valentine's Day.


CountryGirl said...

I would love to try those as well. MG was going to try some Canadian climbers for her arbour by the pond. I wonder if she ever ordered them. I love the look of climbing roses. Maybe in the spring a few of us can combine an order to save on postage. We definately need hardy!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Morden Sunrise .. Manitoba cultivated ... not a climber but one heck of a beauty .. I took loads of pictures if you look in my archive !
I ordered "Blossomtime" and "Orange Velvet" after reading they are supposed to be zone 4 .. I'm zone 5b here in Kingston .. Vesey backs them up so I know I have replacement if I have too !
This is great reading ! LOL
Joy : )