Thursday, November 10, 2011

Peter Schneider's Top Roses!

I just had a great comment/question from Amanda, who was listening to a segment of The Weekend Gardener way back on July 31st. The segment featured garden writer, Peter Schneider, who is the author of the gorgeous book, Right Rose, Right Place. He is also the editor of the combined rose list. Amanda recalled that Peter listed off a few of his favourite roses, but like me, couldn't remember which ones they were! Well, I e-mailed Peter and he responded almost instantly with a top ten list! I thought I should share it with everyone (Thanks Peter - we'll do another segment this coming season on the show!).. I'm hoping to add some roses this coming year to the garden so I'm very glad Amanda asked her question - thanks!!

Here's a list of ten of Peter's favorite roses, all of which are described fully in Right Rose, Right Place:

  •  Baby Love, yellow miniature
  •  Baronne Prevost, pink hybrid perpetual (old garden rose)
  •  Distant Drums, mauve/tan shrub
  •  Elina, yellow hybrid tea
  •  James Mason, red modern gallica
  •  Jeannie Lajoie, pink climbing miniature
  •  Marijke Koopman, pink hybrid tea
  •  Stadt den Helder, red floribunda
  •  Stanwell Perpetual, white hybrid spinosissima  (old garden rose)
  •  William Baffin, pink kordesii (climber)

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