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Romantic roses for cutting

publication date: Apr 1, 2010
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Roses 1When I created my first garden, a modest vegetable patch, I planted two huge pink cabbage roses (‘Constance Spry’) on either side of the entrance. That first June it was a spectacular sight, with 6-foot tall bushes loaded with fat pink buds spilling onto the ground.  I was able to cut armloads of blooms to arrange, share with friends and scatter throughout the house. But to my disappointment this lovely rose bloomed only once. Haunted by its memory for the rest of the season, I set about filling my property with as many cabbage flowered roses as I could manage. I combed every library book and rose catalog I could get my hands on looking for information on which roses I should plant for the best cuts.

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