English Garden

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English Garden

class: David Austin Rose
breeding: Austin, 1990
photographed by Daphne Filiberti in her garden

'English Garden' is a little charmer. The rose always aims to please and is beautiful at every stage of opening. The tidy plant offers soft yellow to tea-stained pink roses, which are held upright. The scent is tea-like. The shape and color of the roses can vary with the seasons. This spring plump, reddened buds opened into flat rosettes of a soft apricot deepening to yolk at the center. The rose combines an old-fashioned charm with many petals and modern coloring on an easygoing carefree plant. The foliage on my plant is deep blue green and healthy. I have two groups of three planted 1 and a half feet apart. They are about 2 and a half feet high and are easy to manage. They look nice along a formal walkway at the front of my house. An added bonus is that the rose holds well in the vase. Last weekend we brought the linen tablecloth to the table outside. I served a Cointreau souffle with a vanilla sauce and Mandarine spiced apricots on the side. A bouquet of 'English Garden' complemented the table very well.

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