I suppose this will be my "last garden...unless we move again...and we are free to do so if it suits us, but I want "roots" and time to build some history with this new home of four years.
And I suppose this garden is partially made up of my "last garden" at the Winthrop Street with several rescued trees & bushes, and perennials.
Maybe that will be the name of my garden.
"Last Garden"...with a double meaning....I don't know...sounds depressing.
Last night I was so obsessed with researching miniature roses, and so called purple to lavender roses, that it was summer in my mind.
Then I got off of the computer and looked out the window to see a light dusting of snow on the ground and flakes still falling.
In one way I want a lavender rose, yet they tend to be somewhat dull, and fade to gray.
And then I want a pure red rose.
I've seen a nice burgundy rose on Ellsworth but it is full sized and needs pruning.
I will probably go with a traditional red rose, but miniature and put it in the iron urn I have.
Black iron urn with dark red rose..sounds beautiful.
I still can't decide...and for me it's also about the foliage and shape of bush.
Black Jade™ Miniature Rose
Lightly fragrant, repeat bloomer, 16" - 24" another site say 16-20"
Black Jade almost done blooming and all the problems it has listed.
Then an attractive photo.
Memphis King Miniature Rose
Over 24 inches
A true looking red.
Lavender Crystal Miniature Rose
16-20 inches tall
So many color enhanced photos of the lavender & so called purple roses, but this looks nice.
"Fragrance has never been among the strong points of miniature roses."...
"Interestingly enough, many of today’s most fragrant miniatures come in shades of purple or lavender. One fine example is ‘Lavender Crystal’ (ASAlav), introduced from Japan in 1985. This rose’s scalloped petals show a remarkably clear, cool lavender color – perhaps closer to blue than any rose to date.
At nearly 2 in., the flowers are on the large side for a miniature, but their unique coloration, full rosette form and penetrating fragrance will endear them to gardeners nonetheless."
Source- American Rose Society http://www.rose.org/rose-care-artic
If I can't make up my mind I will end up buying one of each.