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Seasonal Tip

Romantic Gardens
June 21, 2009

May is Romantic Garden Month at Waterloo Gardens, and what is more romantic then a rose? We are lucky to have such a broad spectrum of rose lovers shopping with us, from the expert collector to the beginning gardener. With the largest selection in the Delaware Valley, you can find a rose to fit any need.

Our most often asked question is "Which rose is the easiest to grow?" Every year the Knock-Out Series has proven to be the best answer, available in shades of light to hot pink, and even coming in a double form this year.

For the collectors and those who adore old-fashioned cabbage roses with a heavenly perfume, the David Austin Series is for you. These are some of our staff favorites. Combining them in flower borders with lavender catmints, lamb’s ears, dwarf patio clematis, and English boxwoods achieves an ultra classical and romantic effect. We are excited to announce we had our Austin roses custom-grown for us this year by a specialty nursery to ensure the best quality. Look for the new varieties Hyde Hall, Wisely, and the ever-popular Pat Austin.

The newer roses on the market are McCartney Rose, Julia Childs, Spellbound, and Wild Blue Yonder.
In ready supply are the classic roses such as Peace, JFK, Mister Lincoln, and Gina Lollabrigida.

Also look for the new climbing roses on trellises. These beauties were grown in California sunshine so they would be lush and full for you. Plant next to a sunny wall or arbor and continue to train the canes with string. We have seen them reach heights of 20 feet and higher in our area!

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