Grandiflora Roses

Grandiflora roses, are a cross between Hybrid Teas and Floribundas. They are usually taller, and bloom in clusters, or trusses, rather than single blooms.

They grow to a commanding height of 6-8 feet tall, making them perfect for the back of the garden.

They are wonderful roses for cutting. Queen Elizabeth Grandiflora, the finest Grandiflora with a profusion of pleasing pink buds and large blooms on long stemmed clusters. A fun rose to grow and love. The cup-shaped blooms are loose and lightly tea scented. They are born on long.nearly thornless stems.Blooms as a single, and in clusters. Often considered the prototype of the perfect grandiflora.

They make excellent cut flowers.

New Year

Grandiflora, one festively colored plant of red and orange that combines like the flames of a camp fire. It is super disease resistant and has shapely buds and blooms. No wonder it’s a Growers Choice.

Heart O’Gold

Rich golden centers, shading to hot pink in the center.

Grows 4-5 feet tall

Plant produces armloads of long stemmed blooms.

Very disease resisttant Sweet peaches/old rose fragrance

Hardy zones 6-10

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Gold medal

Outstanding golden yellow flushed with orange.

Disease resistant foliage

Grows 3-6 feet tall

Vigorous bush is a must for yellow rose fans!

Slight Fruity fragrance

Hardy Zones 6-10

photo courtsey Ryan Somma


Floresent orange blooms are a standout in the garden!

Small blooms appear singly or in sprays.

Grows 3-4 feet

blooms have just a slight fragrance

photo courtsey Drew Avery

Apricot Nectar

Large, cupped double blooms are a wonderful shade of soft, almost velvety Apricot color.

Velvet blooms on a vigorous bush.

Grows 3 1/2 feet high and wide

Blooms have a strong fruity fragrance

Plant has glossy dark green foliage

Hardy zones 7-10

photo courtsey Drew Avery

Earth Song

Deep Pink blooms,are large, and command attention.

Plants are very winter hardy, making them a good choice for cold climates.

This vigorous, upright bushy plant can grow 5-6 feet

Disease resistant

photo courtsey Drew Avery

Dream Come True

Multi hued blend of golden yellow fluhed with red edges.

A real beauty!

High centered flowers are borne in long-stemmed clusters that are perfect for cutting.

Tall plants tend to get leggy, so put them in the back, with a smaller plant in front of them!

grows 5-7 feet

Has a mild fragrance

photo courtsey Drew Avery


Large Grandiflora roses, with blooms that are a unique blend of autumn colors. Tones of Orange-red-creamare a stand-out in the garden. Blooms have a slight to moderate fragrance,but don’t let that keep you from planting them, paired next to yellow or orange roses they are stunning. Planting idea Plant them in a round bed surrounded with lower yellow or orange roses, then edge the bed with white allysum.

Colors seem brighter in cooler weather. Glossy green leaves begin as red shoots.

Tall, upright bush grows to 6 feet.

Lagerfeld Rose

This pale lavender rose will supply you with plenty of cut flowers for the vase.

Blooms grow in clusters of up to 10 in a bunch!

Violet/mauve flowers with lush green leaves.
Arizon Rose A coppery/orange very fragrant rose.
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Gardening Flowers Plants Trees

Keed advice on gardening flowers plants trees for the picture perfect garden? When you want a lovely, colorful garden, you need to add some perennial flowers, as well as other plants, and trees. Gardens are all about color and balance. Scroll down for my suggestions (with pictures) and a list of flowers to consider.

Keep in mind bloom time, as well as the mature size of the plant. When building your rose garden, or any flower garden, you should make it a gradual process, always looking at “The big picture” of what the finished garden will be. A common mistake (and one I myself is guilty of) is planting gardening flowers plants trees to close to one another. Be sure you give them plenty of room to grow and spread, without crowding each other.

You especially don’t want to plant shrubs or trees (too) close to the rose bushes. You want them there in the area of the garden, but not so close as to cause shade, or crowd the rose bushes.

Adding a variety of gardening flowers plants trees to the garden, can be an enjoyable process, that sometimes becomes trial and era, so begin with this list of flowers and find some perrenial flowers, shrubs, and a tree or two (depending on your garden size) to compliment your garden.

Adonis Tall Hybrid Phlox

Adonis Tall Hybrid Phlox

Adonis Tall Hybrid Phlox has brilliant, bright red blooms and a sweet fragrance. A must for your border or as the cornerstone of a summer perennial garden. These prolific hybrids bloom from midsummer to early fall. Dozens of dainty, fragrant florets cover each 5-6″ flower head with dazzling color. Strong 24-40″ stems. Space 18-24″ apart.

Phlox paniculata

Zones: 4-8 – Full sun to partial shade – Deer resistant

Belladonna Delphinium

Statuesque, 36-48″ spires are covered with light blue 1 to 1 1/2″ double florets in late spring to early summer. Delphinium x belladonna

Zones: 3-9 – Full sun to partial shade – Deer tend to avoid

Unique Characteristics: Grown for their showy spikes of blue gardening flowers. The belladonna group of plants has spikes that are more loose and branched than the Elatum group which ar

Black Knight Butterfly Bush

Black Knight Butterfly Bush

 Graceful trusses smothered with dark purple flowers attract flocks of butterflies. Long blooming season, midsummer into autumn. 6-10′ tall with a similar spread. Buddleia davidii ‘Black Knight’

Zones: 4-9 – Shipped in 4″ pot – Full sun – Deer tend to avoid

Unique Characteristics: Deepest of the purple colors, outstanding color, long blooming season, abundant flowers. Attractive fragrant flower spikes that attract butterflies in droves. Resists atmospheric pollution. Great addition to your list of gardening flowers plants and trees to brighten up the garden!

The Weigela shrub also known as (Cardinal Shrub) is a great attention-getting shrub. It loves to show off its trumpet shaped flowers. In late spring/early summer the flowers simply cover the bush from top to bottom.

Colors range from red, pink, white, and ruby.

Learn more about the amazing Weigela Shrub and see the ones in my garden…….

Blue Fragrant Lavender

Blue Fragrant Lavender

 Lavender’s enticing aroma and unique beauty combine to captivate admirers, including butterflies. Fragrant plants form neat, 18-24″ mounds. Blooms midsummer to fall. Dry the flowers to enjoy indoors. Lavender’s enticing aroma and unique beauty combine to captivate admirers, including butterflies. Lavandula angustifolia

Zones: 5-8 – Full Sun to Partial

Campanula White Cloud

Campanula White Cloud

 A profusion of flowers covers these low-growing perrenial flowers. Multiplies rapidly. Ideal for edging a sunny border. Space 12″ apart. Reaches heights of 8-12″ tall. Campanula carpatica

Zones: 3-8 – Full sun – Deer tend to avoid

Many of these gardening flowers plants trees are resistant to deer. Deer can be a big problem for some gardeners.

More deer resistant plants

Carpet Border Lily Starlight Express®

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 Each 14-16″ high stem is covered with up to 15 large buds that produce fragrant rose-colored flowers in mid to late summer. Petals are attractively outlined in white. All lilies will increase in beauty each year. Pick a few to enjoy indoors. 16-18 cm bulbs. Lilium ‘Showwinner’

Zones: 3-8 – Full Sun to Partial Shade

Unique Characteristics: Perrenial flowers on short sturdy stems make them a perfect selection along walkways. Rewarding to grow, increasing yearly in number and elegance. Nice choice for gardening flowers plants trees to spice up the garden)

Empress Tree

Empress Tree

 This rapid-growing tree from China, similar to catalpa in texture, is well known for its broad crown of large, light green leaves. The Empress Tree can grow as much as 15 feet in a year and reach 45 feet in 4-5 years. Lavender-blue, foxglove-like blooms are an added delight in mid spring. Very tolerant of air pollution. Paulownia tomentosa

Zones: 4-10 – Shipped in 4″ Pot – Full Sun to Partial Shade

Unique Characteristics: Rapid growing trees (similar to Catalpa in texture). Can provide shade in a hurry. Known for its large leaves and foxglove-like flowers. 45′ in 4-5 years. Can grow as much as 15′ in a year. If you want a tree that gets large and grows fast- this is it!

More info on the Royal Empress Tree

Golden Chain Tree

Golden Chain Tree

 One of the few yellow-flowering trees for gardens! Small 20 to 30′ tall gem is decked with golden pendants of perfumed, wisterialike blooms in late spring. Graceful near entryways and in lawns. Fabulous as a specimen tree. Space 20-25′ apart. 2-3′ trees. Laburnum alpinum

Zones: 4-8 – Full Sun to Partial Shade – Deer tend to avoid. I have this tree, and I love it! The flowers are spectacular!

Read more about this tree..(and see pictures of mine)

Japanese Red Maple

 This graceful tree flaunts deep red, finely cut foliage in spring and summer that turns even brighter in the fall! Grows 15-25′ tall with a similar spread. 2-3′ trees. Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum

Zones: 5-8 – Sh Full sun to partial shade

I have this tree also, the red leaves are a nice contrast!

Purple Smoke Tree

 Highly decorative and exceptionally hardy shrub adds interest to any sunny area of the garden! Huge fluffy clouds of rich reddish purple adorn this fabulous ornamental shrub in mid to late summer and won’t fade in the sun. Striking purplish-black foliage adds interest throughout the year. A natural choice for adding striking beauty to entryways. Makes a wonderful focal point planting, too. Reaches heights of 10-15′ with an equal spread. 2′ bareroot. Cotinus coggygria var. purpurea

While searching for more gardening flowers plants trees for my garden, I decided on this smoke tree and added it to a back corner of my rose garden, I have a nice statue in front of it that looks great!

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Josee Reblooming Lilac

Josee Reblooming Lilac

 At just 4-6′ tall with a 4-5′ spread, this delightful dwarf is perfect for borders, hedges or as a stand-alone specimen. After the first heavy bloom in late spring, given adequate moisture, it will continue to flower intermittently all summer long until frost! Fragrant blooms attract butterflies. Fragrant lavender-pink blooms attract butterflies. Unsurpassed for bouquets! Syringa ‘Josee’ Consider this shrub for the back or edge of the rose garden when searching for gardening flowers plants trees. (or plant a whole row! They make a striking hedge)

Kaleidoscope Hydrangea Collection

Kaleidoscope Hydrangea Collection

 Spectacular is the only way to describe the Kaleidoscope® Series Hydrangeas developed in Holland and available exclusively in America from Spring Hill Nurseries. They open in mid-summer with gorgeous pastel pink blooms, which change to striking lemon green before eventually creating a dramatic garden display of cherry red. Often during their four to six weeks of blooming, all three colors will be seen at the same time amidst Kaleidoscope’s lustrous dark green leaves.

Kaleidoscope® Hydrangeas love partial shade, so they’ll bring beauty to many spots around your home. They make excellent container plants for your deck, patio, along walks or beside your entrance. They’re easy to plant, require only minimum care, and grow 3′ tall in cooler climates; 5-6′ in milder areas. They spread out to a width similar to their height. Extremely hardy, they’ll grow more expansively and return to create their spectacular color show year after year.

The massive blooms make striking bouquets and can be dried for floral arrangements.

Hydrangea Tree bears huge flower heads

dried so you can enjoy their beauty all year long.

Flowering Crab Tree

A wonderful spring blooming flowering tree that produces masses of lovely blooms. Small trees have flowers in shades of white, pink, and nearly red shades.

Even young trees bloom profusely, adding a burst of color to the garden for weeks in early spring.

Crab apples produce decorative fruit, that makes winter food for birds.

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A few more gardening flowers plants trees

Lord Baltimore Hardy Perennial Hibiscus (Red)

Lord Baltimore Hardy Perennial Hibiscus (Red)

 Brilliant flowers stretch 6-12″ wide from midsummer to fall, giving your garden a tropical feel. Blooms grace plants that are more compact than other hibiscus at 3-6′ tall and 3-4′ across. Butterflies love it! Ideal for hedges, screens, borders and cottage gardens. Wonderful plant for adding more gardening flowers plants trees to the garden. Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Lord Baltimore’

Zones: 4-10 – Full sun to Partial shade

Unique Characteristics: Strong, woody-based perennial stems with large downy, rounded or toothed leaves. More compact size than other hibiscus. Large blooms with a tropical flare sometimes reach a width of 12″ in ideal conditions.

Dwarf Burning Bush

Dwarf Burning Bush

 This low-care shrub is famed for its showy foliage, which turns a fiery crimson in fall. Mature shrubs are 6′ high and 6-10′ wide, although easily trimmed to any height. Corky bark adds winter interest. Makes an elegant hedge! Most gardening flowers plants trees have some unique characteristics: This shrub has very attractive fall foliage. Lush green foliage all growing season turns a brilliant red in fall. Rounded growth habit and dense branching and leaves make this shrub a good choice for use as a hedge. Corky ridges on the stems give it an interesting appeal for the winter months.

Weeping Cherry Tree

One of the most beautiful ornamental landscaping trees. This tree will grace your garden with delicate weeping branches that arch toward the ground.

Each Spring it explodes into a fountain of beautiful pink or white blossoms. Simply a breath-taking sight!

If your yard or garden needs aSplash of Spring color, be sure to check this one out. It grows in many different climates.

I can’t think of a more beautiful Spring flowering tree!

Follow the step-by-step instructions on this Tree Planting Guide

Goat’s Beard – One Cent Sale!

Goat's Beard - One Cent Sale!

 When searching for more gardening flowers plants trees to add to the garden, this tall, elegant perennial gracefully fills in the back of borders. Creamy-white plumes and alternate, toothed leaves give it a feathery, light appearance. Use the latespring to early-summer flowering blooms in fresh or dried arrangements. Carefree native plants grow to 4-5′ tall in full sun to full shade. Plant 3-4′ apart. Deer tend to avoid. Zones 3-7. Aruncus dioicus

Most Spectacular early Spring Bloom on the Redbud Tree

You should also consider the lovely bright yellow Spring Blooming

Forsythia Bush

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Hybrid Tea Rose

The Hybrid Tea Rose is the favored rose of those who like to cut long stemmed roses, with large flowers. They are usually tall, upright plants. Most have wonderful fragrance. They are equally at home in formal gardens, or informal plantings,as long as they are hardy to your planting zone.

Some of the most beautiful dark red roses (especially the ones you get in a bouquet) are Hybrid Teas.

photo courtesy Drew Avery April in Paris

This lovely Hybrid Tea Rose is the palest dawn pink color. It’s fragrance is a tea/rose scent. This bush grows to 5 feet. It was voted in 2008 “rose of the year”


This classically formed Hybrid Tea rose has various shades of gold and apricot. They have an unusual, bright yellow ” peacock” fan pattern on the backs of each petal.

This rose is exibition quality. They do fade in the heat. They are typically called a “bouquet machine”, because of the abundance of flowers the bush produces.

Large flowers can get as large as 6 inches across. Plant can grow 5-6 ft. They have only a slight fragrance.

A lovely addition to the garden


The Bella’roma Hybrid Tea Rose is a lovely yellow/ blushed in pink color.

It produces abundant flowers all season long.

It has a sweet antique rose perfume fragrance

It grows 4-6 feet

Black Baccara

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Dark rich color rose, are dark red roses with a velvety texture, and mild nutty fragrance.

Grows to 4 feet

It is a continual bloomer, that is very disease resistant.

Great cut flower! Long stemmed roses It was introduced for the florist trade on valentines day 2001

Hardy zones 6-10


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This is a large flowered Hybrid Tea Rose. They make really great cut flowers. This plant blooms in flushes throughout the season. It grows to about 2 feet. It has a strong, old rose fragrance. Hardy Zones 6b-9b

Change of Heart

ovely Hybrid Tea Rose

This is a real two-toned beauty.

It blooms steadily all season long.

It has a light spicy fragrance

The bush grows to 5 feet tall

Fragrant Cloud

Coral-orange blooms

Not only are the blooms on this Hybrid Tea Rose lovely, but it has a captivating heady, expensive perfume fragrance. Just one bloom will perfume an entire garden!

If you live in the right zone to grow these, and you want fragrance…

Upright bush grows 3-4 feet


This is one of the most vigorous and trouble free Hybrid Tea rose

Wonderful long-cutting stems on a 3-4 ft. bush

The scent is that of papaya

Memorial Day

Orchid pink color

Enormous old-fashioned full flowers

Super-vigorous blooming ability

One bloom perfumes the room grows 5-6 ft.

Moon Shadow

This purple beauty has very unique coloring. Bush grows to five feet and has lovely dark green foliage. Long pointed buds open into beautiful double blooms. Great long stemmed cutting rose. Wonderful strong antique rose fragrance.

Hardy Zones 6-10

Available from: Heirloom Roses

photo courtsey of Drew Avery

Most Hybrid Tea Roses are hardy in zones 6-10. Some are hardy as far as zone 5, but I caution you if you live in that zone, to protect them as much as you can!

If you don’t know if you are in the right zone to grow a

Hybrid Tea Rose click here for planting zones

For more ideas on planting and growing Hybrid Teas

This bookTea Roses: Old Roses for Warm Gardens has plenty of beautiful color photographs, and planting ideas!

Double Delight Rose Two-Toned beauty with a captivating aroma that you can smell from 10 feet away! Creamy white, with srawberry edging, a lovely tea rose!

Elegant Lady

This classic beauty is an Elegant lady indeed! The lovely pink/Ivory petals will mesmerize you!

The bush grows to 5 ft.


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Large flowered, with very dark red, with a lighter reverse coloring.

Strong- fruity, musk, old rose fragrance.

This tall upright bush grows 5-6 ft.

Very disease resistant

Named for the firefighters who lost their lives on Sept.11 2001. “Remember me” rose gardens will be building 3 rose gardens near where the planes crashed that awful day. Each garden will have a rose bush for each victim that day. Nearly 3,000 rose bushes in each garden…

Looking for more RED roses? look here!


A simply breathtaking color combination on this exceptionally cold-hardy Hybrid Tea.

The wonderful cinnamon/clove fragrance will make you want to stay out in the garden (or pick lots of bouquets)

The bush grows 5-6 ft.

Just Joey

photo courtsey cliff1066

This classic Hybrid tea, has large blooms of deep, rich copper, that get lighter toward the edges.

This rose was voted The Worlds favorite Rose in 1994 at Roseworld Convention in New Zealand.

Grows 4-5 feet tall, on a free flowering, bushy plant.

Strong Clove fragrance

Hardy Zones 5-10

Just Joey Rose

Pink Peace

hoto courtsey flicker CS 97009

Very Large, double blooms are produced singly on mid-sized stems.

Tall upright , bushy plant, with mid green leathery foliage.

Lemon Tea fragrance

Hardy zone 5/6-10

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Crimson Bouquet

photo courtsey Dave Avery

These lovely dark red roses, are actually not Hybrid teas, but Grandifloras. They are very closely related. Grandifloras, being bred from Hybrid teas, are usually taller, with clusters of flowers, instead of single stems.

This one is a vigorous grower with disease resistant foliage. I include it here, because the flower form is that of the teas.

The bright velvety blooms will dazzel you, as it blooms profically for the duration of the season!

Grows 4-5 feet tall slight fragrance Hardy zones 6-10


A very vigorous bush that produces lovely pink blooms, A prolific bloomer for the duration of the season. Long lasting blooms.

Grows 5-6feet

Intence, fruity fragrance

Hardy zones 6-10

Great for cutting!

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Tropical looking Orange-red color. Excellent all season bloom, holds the color well, even in hot sun. Disease resistant except to mildew. Medium upright bush, grows 4-6 feet. Frity fragrance Hardy zones 7-10


Large exhibition size blooms are a shocking pink. Blooms constantly all season.

This is one of the cleanest, hardiest bright pinks.

Grows 3 1/2 feet. Very disease resistant.

Wonderful Old Spice fragrance

hardy zones 6-10

photo courtsey Drew Avery

Ultimate Pink

Large, light pink flowers are classic tea form, produced throughout the season, on long cutting stems.

Upright vigorous 4-6 ft. plant

A slight, sweet fragrance.

Disease resistant bush

One of the best in Pink Hybrid Teas

Gift of Life

photo courtsey Jami Dwyer

Soft golden yellow, blushed with pink, on long straight stems, perfect for cutting. One of the best for cutting!

Produces masses of flowers.

Plant grows 4-5 feet.

Moderate rose fragrance

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this rose goes to the National Kidney Foundation, as well as the Organ Donor Program.

Mister Lincoln A deep velvety red learn more……

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Rose Gaujard- A beautiful two-toned beauty

Alba Rose

Old Garden Roses

Alba Rose,or old garden roses are very elegant roses. These rose types bloom in lovely shades of white and pinks. Their classification as Old Garden Roses, is such, because they were developed prior to the Hybrid Tea roses.

The lovely colors are the softest blends of whites and pinks. Beautiful in the back of the garden, or as a specimen planting. They do however bloom only once a year, in late spring/early summer.

The free-standing bushes can grow fairly large (up to 7 ft.), with long arching canes. The long canes hang down, in fountain form. A bush in full bloom is breath-taking!

Morning Blush

(Rolf Sievers 1974)

This beautiful Alba rose is white with pink/red edges. They have full (26-40) flat petals. They can reach a height of 4-5 ft, with a width of 6-7ft.

It is Very hardy zones 3b – 9b

This one grows in my garden, and each year I can’t wait for the show! I just love the color of the blooms, very soft, and romantic loking. And so…. many of them! I only wish it would bloom more than once a year!

The blooms last for several weeks,and make nice cut flowers, although, I don’t notice any fragrance on this variety.

It is the soft, romantic colors that wow me! To view the bush at night is a special treat also. If you have many white, or light colored flowers in your garden, take a stroll through it after dark, you’ll be surprised to see how the flowers seem to glow!

A beautiful Alba rose bush makes a very elegant addition to the garden. They thrive even under difficult conditions. They are very UNdemanding roses.

Derived from R. canina & R. galica, they are the tallest of the old garden roses.

Most prefer sun, but are surprisingly shade tolerant.

They are also considered pretty disease resistant.

They bloom on second year wood, so pruning is pretty easy:

How to Prune

Cut out dead canes, but leave the others to grow into a tall, arching shrub, for the full effect. Trim to keep to the size you want, right after flowering. But remember, next years flowers will be born on the canes you have right now, not the new emerging ones.

More Rosa Alba:

White Rose of York

The flowers are semi-double, and very white. A very fragrant Alba rose, that is shade tolerant.

Hardy zones 3-9

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the (color) rose you want in a certain variety. These seem to “have it all” Hardiness, Fragrance, and Beauty hard to beat that!

Queen of Denmark

Medium pink color, with quartered, Double, or rosette form flowers. A very fragrant rose with a strong (Damask scent)

This compact Alba Rose can reach 5′ x 4′ wide.

They are hardy zones 4-8

Felicite de Parmentier

The light pink double flowers, have a strong, sweet fragrance. The bush grows upright to 5′.

This one is also shade tolerant, and hardy to zone 4-9 (nice in a smaller garden)

Mme Plantier

Sometimes called “The Brides Rose”, this Alba Rose has very double, cream colored flowers, that bloom in clusters. The bush produces long, cascading branches, that could reach 15 ft. if left un-trimmed.

(very beautiful) Hardy zone 3-9

See more Brides roses and Flowing Bridal Bouquet here.

Great Maidens Blush

Soft pink, very double, lovely flowers. Bush is hardy zones 4-10

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Rose Types And Rose Varieties

rose types and rose varieties

Discover Rose Types and Varieties of Roses that you can plant in your garden. Rose Types have been classified by the American Rose society into Two broad classes:

Old Garden Roses and Modern Roses.

Old Garden Roses (or) Heirloom Roses consist of classes that exsisted before the year 1867. This is the year the Hybrid Tea’s came into being.

Categories of Old Garden Roses:

Alba Roses

These types of roses are extremely hardy and disease resistant. They will thrive as far north as zone 4 without winter protection.

The bushes are very dense,reaching 5-8 ft. tall. Flowers are medium shades of pink or whiite,and range from single to double depending on the variety. Clusters of flowers are born on thorny canes with gray-green foliage.

They bloom once from late spring through early summer.

Large red hips.


These Rose Varieties are shrubby ,vigiourus plants. Most grow to about 6 ft. Some climbers can reach 12 ft. Clusters of sm-med Semi-double or double flowers in white, pink, red or purple. Glossy bright green leaves. Some varieties can be tender (Zephirine Drouhin, a lovely climber) More tender but well worth the trouble!!(check out mine in Heirloom Roses)


Called cabbage roses because of the hundreds or more petals, closely overlapped like the leaves of a cabbage.

These rose types have small to medium size flowers, ranging from white to deep rose.

Clusters of flowers appear on arching branches with crinkled leaves.

Quite hardy, suitable for smaller gardens.

Bloom only once a year!

China Roses

Semi double or double,small delicate flowers with glossy foliage. Sizes range from low growing 3-ft. rose varieties to 6-foot tall hybrids. Flowers can be pink, red or crimson.

These rose types are Extremely frost Tender!


Medium to large, very fragarant flowers of semi double – double blooms in large clusters of pink or white

Drooping or arching branches.

They are grown in Europe and the Near East for the production of a fragarant rose oil “atter of roses”.

VERY hardy! Blooms once a year with the exception of “Autumn Damask” which will bloom twice.


Small, single or semi-double flowers of pink, red, copper or yellow. Large dense thorny bush. Foliage has an apple scent, especially after it rains. Hardy plants with colorful hips. Blooms once a year.


Also called the French Rose, is considered the oldest identified rose. Flowers come in red, purple or pink, and may be single or double. Rough textured dark green foliage. Hardy, compact plants.

Some varieties are very fragrant, while others have no scent.

Hybrid Perpetual

These rose types are ancestors of the Hybrid Tea.

A hardy bush that is tall and vigorous. Repeat blooms all summer. Large,double. flowers in white, pink, maroon, red or mauve

Catagories of Modern Roses:

Hybrid Tea Rose

This is the classic, high centered beautiful flower, most think of when the word rose flower comes to mind. They are wonderful cut flowers, that are the mainstay of roses used by florists.

These rose varieties of teas, come in every color except true blue and true black. They almost all are repeat bloomers, and many are fragrant. Their long, strong stems make them excellent for cutting. 

Floribunda Roses

This is a cross between a hybrid tea and a polyantha. Flowers in abundance!

These types of roses are low growing plants that are very hardy and produce flowers in different sizes and colors. They are the mainstay in landscaping roses. 

This is a single flower of Queen Elizabeth.A Grandiflora rose, that growth habits are upright, vigorous, and tall. It is a disease resistant variety, that has maintained its popularity for more than 50 years. It displays large, pink blooms in abundance all season. Being a consistant performer in all climates, it is appropiately named for the monarch of England.


This class began with the rose “Queen Elizabeth”

This rose type is a cross between a hybrid tea and a floribunda.

The Tea part of this cross gives the flower high centered long stems, the floribunda gives it hardiness,and continual blooms. They are generally tall bushes.

Miniature Roses

Petite versions of full size plants. Leaves, stems and flowers all miniature size.

Plant heights range from 3 inches to 3 feet or more. Flowers can range from an inch across to several inches. They come in a very wide range of colors, with new ones being introduced continually. They resemble tiny floribundas and hybrid teas, but they are a class of their own. Some are even climbers. Smaller ones can be grown indoors or out, and do well in containers or windowboxes..

Climbing Roses

These rose types have long canes that can sometimes be trained to grow horizontally along a fence. Training them this way, forces them to produce more of the lateral flowering branches. The stiffer canned rose varieties can be trained on a pergola trellis or arbor. Rose types such as climbers have clusters of flowers.

Some are once blooming, others bloom off and on all summer.


Very hardy plants that flower continually. Low-growing and compact.

Clusters of flowers in shades of white, pink, yellow, red or orange.

Single flowers that are small, and open flat. Great edging or hedge plants.


Some of todays climbers desended from the Ramblers.

These rose types are generally very large, guick growing, hardy plants.

Most bloom only once in early summer. Lots of the old Ramblers have dissappeared from the market.

Shrub Roses

Shrub roses are divided into several major sub-classes.

Hybrid Musks

Are fairly tall,all-season bloomers,hardy, disease resistant, have very fragrant flowers in clusters. They can tolerate less sun than other roses.

Hybrid Moyesii

Stiff plants that grow tall. Repeat bloomers

Hybrid Rugosa Roses

Low growing plants that have wrinkled foliage. They are disease resistant. Single or double flowers.

Are good if you live near the beach. They will tolerate wind and sea spray well.


These rose types are shrubs or short climbers. They have excellent hardiness. A wide variety of colors and flower form.

Rose Trees

cCed “Tree Roses” These are roses produced by grafting a long straight stem of one rose on to the roots of another. Atop this is grafted the flowering plant. Usually a graceful weeping rose variety.

As beautiful as they are, (And they will likely perform the first season in all their crowning glory), they are all very tender.

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Riding Lawn Mower 101

The riding lawn mower is the ideal solution so that cutting the lawn of the garden is no longer a task and does not require much physical effort. Equipped with a seat, the riding lawn mower allows the user to comfortably sit on this machine to guide it since they want to cut all the grass in the garden.

The riding lawnmower is ideal for large surfaces. These are the main things you should know about the lawn tractor before buying it.

What is the use of a riding lawn mower?

A riding lawn mower not only facilitates the cutting of large areas of grass, but also the collection of grass clippings. It adapts to all types of terrain, steep or obstacles. This tool makes it much easier for the gardener to save time.

When it takes hours to cut with an electric or thermal mower, the time required will be reduced by almost half with a riding lawn mower. The riding lawn mower allows the gardener to be relieved of the difficulty of this work. Its ease of driving makes it usable by the highest number.

How to use a riding lawn mower

The riding lawn mower is the practical alternative when the conventional lawnmower falls short, due to the large area on which one has to work. This product has an efficient cutting system and an engine that propels the machine so that the operator only has to drive it on the grass to achieve a quality cut. Anyway, let’s see how to use a riding lawnmower efficiently since it also has its process. To choose the right riding lawnmower fit your need, check out this article from

  • Checking machine

As a first step, it is necessary to verify that the mower is ready to work. Something that translates into checking the level of fuel present in the tank as well as checking the lubrication and engine oil level. We must also check that the tank is empty and tightly closed.

Finally, we will take a look at the machine, to verify that all the equipment are in good condition, with the wheels at their best, the plastics in place, the different elements free of dirt and free of anything that could pose a problem when it is time to work, such as tangled remains and other items.

  • Engine start

The next step is to start the engine which is simple task whereby the mower has a switch that simplifies the process, or turns the starter key. However, the start must always be done with the engine engaged, precisely to avoid problems during the process. Many lawnmowers start with clutches, making it impossible to start them with the gear engaged. For the same reason, the cutting disc must be up until we start cutting. Once the engine is started, it is only required to get in gear and move towards the work area, driving with caution.

  • Cut adjustment

Once we are on the ground, it is time to choose the height of the cut we want and proceed to the activation of that cut by coupling the blade. This blade has an adjustable height, according to the technical parameters of the product, having several positions depending on how high or low we want to cut the grass. Once everything is ready, we only have to drive on the grass, at the forward speed of the mower, to proceed to cut the grass efficiently.

  • Product cleaning

Once we have finished working, it is necessary to raise the cutting blade again, to take the mower out of the grass. Next, we will drive to the garage area to proceed with the cleaning and maintenance of the product.

A process in which we will use a leaf blower or similar to remove the remains of grass and other plant remains from the machine, using water for cleaning the cutting platform, using the hole included in this area is included. Let the tractor dry thoroughly before parking it and store it until the next use.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to change the belt of a riding lawnmower?

To change the belt, we will start by securing the mower so that it does not move. We also place the clutch in neutral, in order to manipulate the belt. Once located, it is vital that we memorize how it is mounted, because we must follow this scheme backward to place the new belt.

In general, one of the pulleys on which the belt is installed should have a retainer, which we will have to release to remove the old belt and make the change. Once released, it is enough to remove the strap entirely and insert the new one, correctly placing the retainer and following in reverse the steps we have taken in disassembling.

How to sharpen the mower blades?

The process of sharpening the blade of a riding lawn mower is similar to that we carry out for a traditional lawn mower. To start, we must disassemble the blade, accessing the bottom of the tractor using a jack or something similar. It is essential to take precautions during the process. Once we have the blade removed, we place it in a bench screw to hold it, with the edge up, and proceed to sharpen.

This operation can be done manually using a metal file or a sharpening stone, leaving the edge at an angle of about 40 or 45 degrees. If we do it by machine, the process is the same, although with the precautions corresponding to the use of this type of tool. To finish the process, put the blade back in place and secure it properly.

How to clean a riding lawnmower?

As opposed to what we might think, it is not advisable to use a high-pressure washer or high-pressure water for this process, since water can damage the engine and other elements of the mower. In return, it is better to use a leaf blower to remove grass and similar remains from the product.

We can also use a conventional water hose for the platform area, provided that it is adequately protected so that the water does not go where it should not. This cleaning process must be carried out after each use of the tractor.

What oil does a lawn mower have?

Since the oil depends on the weather conditions in which the tractor operates, there is no standard regarding which oil a lawnmower should use. Some manufacturers recommend the use of a 5W30 oil, while others opt for a 10W 40. So we will have to see what the manufacturer recommends according to the environment in which we plan to use the mower.

How to start a lawnmower?

As advanced machinery, the riding mower incorporates an automated start system, so press the power button to start the equipment. This activates the ignition system, which uses a solenoid to generate a spark and start the engine. So it is not necessary to pull strings or use other sophisticated systems for starting, as in conventional models.

How to repair a lawn mower?

Given the complexity of the product, a lawnmower is not something we can repair as well. What we can do are specific maintenance tasks, such as sharpening the blade, tightening or changing the drive belt, or refilling the oil. Anyway, the best way to know is to take a look at the user manual of the product, to be precise.