Sunday, September 13, 2015
After trying since 2003 to establish the true ID of the mystery rose "Barfield White Climber" rose, I am now about 99% certain it is 'WHITE TAUSENDSCHON' after I had the idea to see if there was a white sport of 'TAUSENDSCHON'. There is!!! Like "Barfield" it too is thornless and grows well in mild climate regions. I am very cautious yet confident that this ID might be correct!
Monday, September 7, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
I've long heard from California rosarians about the incredible clove fragrance of this Mystery Climber....I've heard from Fred Boutin that it might be a chance seedling between a Floribunda and some form of Rosa moschata. Well I FINALLY got one from Roses Unlimited and it is now planted in my east driveway bed I am finishing up revamping. I can hardly wait to see and SMELL the blooms!
Monday, May 11, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
I saw this on FaceBook....very nice. A true gentleman who has hosted me wonderfully and was a delightful guest at my homes in Denver and here. He was a blast at the Historic Roses Group Conference in Cambridge, England in 1997. I LOVE that book! John