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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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