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When it comes to roses, I'm all about no fuss, no muss. I'm a lazy gardener that likes all the blooms and fragrance without all the work. So what could be better than easy-to-grow rose bushes that bloom again and again?
Color - Medium Pink Rose (fading to nearly white around the edges)
Hardiness - Zones 4 - 9
Size - 4 feet by 4 feet
Good Repeat Bloomer
This English Rose bred by David Austin was a staple in my Virginia garden and one of the most popular David Austin varieties. The double pink cup-shaped blooms are medium sized, fragrant, and very showy. The bush itself has nice foliage and a great rounded growth habit.
Photo courtesy of David Austin Roses.
Color - Mostly white with pink highlights
Bloom Time Range - Late Spring to Early Fall
Hardiness - Zones 5 to 9
Height - 6 to 10 feet
Sally Holmes is a modern shrub rose featuring deep green glossy foliage and large white flowers that usually have 5 petals. The blooms are slightly fragrant. The roses size make it a good choice to plant up against tall fences and train it as a climber.
Photo from Mooseys Country Garden.
Color - Mahogany stamens with soft pink petals
Hardiness - Zones 6 to 10
Size - 4' tall x 2' wide
Bloom Time - Repeatedly from Late Spring through Mid Summer
Growing like a typical hybrid tea, this rose features upright growth and sparse foliage. The flowers are the center of attention on this plant. Each bloom has mahogany tinted stamens at the center which are surrounded by beautiful soft pink rose petals. Blooms have a slight sweet fragrance.
Photo credit: Fuzzyjay on Flickr
Color - White blooms with golden yellow stamens
Height - 5 to 7 feet
Hardiness - Zones 3 to 7
Bloom Time - Repeats starting Mid-Spring
Featuring fragrant double-white flowers with golden stamens at the center, this rugosa hybrid is attractive all summer long because it has lovely dark green foliage and red rose hips. It is very disease resistant when planted appropriately in full sun. It is also easy to find and can be purchased at Nature Hills Nursery.
Photo from Grow Quest.
Color - Pink, Yellow, Orange Blend
Hardiness - Zones 6 to 9
Height - 6 to 8 feet
Bloom Time - Mid Spring to Mid Fall
Featuring large clusters of double, pink colored flowers with yellow to copper colored centers, Cornelia is an excellent reblooming shrub rose. It also features dark green foliage that is resistant to black spot and powdery mildew. Blooms are fragrant and long-lasting.
Photo credit: Classic Roses.
Color - Light Pink Flowers
Hardiness - Zones 5 to 9
Bloom Time - Mid Spring repeating in Summer
One of the best climbing roses ever in my opinion. The New Dawn rose is an excellent climber/rambler making it my top choice for arbors and very large, strong fences. In mid Spring, it will be covered with double pink flowers that fade to a lighter pink over a few weeks. The flowers are quite fragrant. Dark green foliage is very resistant to powdery mildew, rust and black spot. New Dawn is simply stunning and so easy to care for. Perfect for pink weddings too!
Photo credit Mooseys Country Garden.
Color - White
Bloom Time - Late Spring through Mid Fall
Hardiness - Zones 4 to 9a
Height - 3 feet
This easy-to-grow rose is legendary for its reblooming characteristics. It manages to cover itself in white blooms for the entire summer, blooming again and again and again. The clusters of white flowers have a sweet wedding honey fragrance with blooms measuring about 3" in diameter. It also has a great round mounding habit which makes it easy to control and easy to pair with other roses in a garden.
Photo credit: Mooseys Country Garden.
Bloom Color: Medium Pink
Size: 5 - 6 ft. tall
Hardiness: Zones 5-10
Bloom Time: Repeatedly starting Early Summer
Introduced in 1977 by rose hybridizer Griffith Buck, the Carefree Beauty really is carefree. This shrub rose is very disease resistant. Starting in early summer, it is covered with masses of large, fragrant medium pink blooms. Its ability to repeat bloom makes it a surefire way to add color to your garden all summer long.
Photo from Countryside Roses.
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Color - Pink
Height - 8 to 10 feet
Hardiness - Zones 3 - 9
Bloom Time - Starts Early Summer
THE best reblooming rose choice for Northern gardeners. This bright pink beauty will bloom from early summer right up until the first frost. William Baffin roses are hardy, disease resistant, and vigorous growers. They feature a glossy light green foliage and they can be trained to cover picket fences or arbors (see photo below). The only drawback of this rose (in my opinion) is that it doesn't have much in the way of fragrance unlike most of my other reblooming selections.
It is also easy to find and can be purchased at Nature Hills Nursery.
Photo from Garden Vines.
Color - Crimson Red
Height - 5 feet at maturity
Bloom Time - Mid Spring through Mid Fall
Hardiness - Zones 4 to 9
The foliage on this plant is a lovely dark green/bronze color. From mid Spring through mid Fall, 'Europeana' blooms again and again covering itself in clusters of double red crimson flowers that are shaped like rosettes. Flowers are slightly fragrant.
Photo courtesy of Nature Hills
We sell decorated flower cookie bouquets to look like roses, daffodils, sunflowers and more. Then we artfully arrange them in a container to look like a floral bouquet made from cookies on stems.
My favorites are the red rose cookie bouquets like the one shown in the photo to the right. You can buy a bouquet for yourself or send them to a friend or loved one for their birthday, Valentine's Day or just because. Priced from just $30, you can get anywhere from 5 to 12 decorated cookies.