The beauties above are a popular English Rose called Abraham Darby. Aren’t they just beautiful?
Abraham Darby also has a lovely, intoxicating scent.
I grew this rose for two years, but sadly, last winter was mild and my roses didn’t have enough winter protection, and when it did get very cold during the winter some of my roses must have been damaged as I lost at least five rose bushes last year. Abraham Darby was one that I lost and I miss it dearly.
Whenever I was in a garden center, nursery or even a home hardware type store that sold roses (Home Depot anyone?) last spring and summer I searched for Abraham Darby. I couldn’t find a replacement. It’s probably just as well that I didn’t find it as I should be able to get a good quality one from one of my favorite rose mail order nurseries.
I guess this post will serve as a reminder to me to take a look for this rose online and place an order for spring delivery!
Of course that’s a risky endeavor as I’ll probably end up ordering a bunch of fancy hybrid spring flower bulbs too! It could get expensive!
Have you ever placed a mail order or online order at a nursery for plants, bushes or spring bulbs? If you have – what’s your favorite mail order or online nursery?
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