Cutting & arranging roses

Cutting & arranging roses is easy. Ensuring a supply of rose blooms for home decoration is often a major incentive to gardeners to plant roses. Any of the various groups of roses can supply cut flowers, but the queen of cut flowers is the Hybrid Tea, which guarantees classically shaped blooms on long-stems. Alternatively, for […]

Heritage Roses versus the modern Hybrids

A presentation by Ludwig Taschner at the La Motte wine estate during the Open Garden season in Franschhoek 2014 I grew up with “Old roses”.  My home town was, and still is surrounded by a magnificent mixed forest with Oak trees many hundreds of years old. Dog roses (Rosa canina) grew on the edges of […]