Over in Rose City, rose beds hold only roses, usually of one cultivar. Sharply edged beds are set in grassy lawns. My preference is roses mixed with companions like lilies and pinks and edged with daylilies. This post celebrates the anniversay of my first blog post, three years ago.
Rose colored roses play well together.
Algarve lilies and Double Knockout
Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean at http://www.seedscatterer.blogspot.com/ in the hot, humid depths of Southwest Georgia USA where rose fragrance mingles with that of gardenias in hot June sun and cool green shade. Brief thunderstoms mid-afternoon have become the norm. Plants welcome the rain. Sunshine quickly returns.
A new Poll on the sidebar asks about flowers used inside the house, either from your garden or purchased, and how you use them. Please choose as many items as fit what you do with cut flowers.
As usual, all possible choices are not listed so you may have reason to comment.
My favorite containers for a single blossom are antique glass medicine bottles: a tiny cobalt bottle that held Aralgan, a pale blue Castoria bottle, a big square green glass pill bottle.