Designing a Hillside Rose Garden Part 2
The Rose Garden's Understory
Flowering plants, creeping herbs, small shrubs all show off well at the feet of roses. A more-the-merrier attitude is just fine with the Queen of Flowers.
The first three images are from the magenta section not shown in Part 1.
Wise Portia mingles with salvia Greggii, calibrachoa and sage.
More of the annual calibrachoa, a furry oregano, parahebe, thyme, and brachyscome.
Purple sage, origanum rotundifolia and a shiny new light in the garden's first year.
Dark leaves of huchera enrich the tales red roses will soon tell.
Rumex (love this plant, cut it back and in no time it regenerates) and strawberries under red roses.
Diascia comes in rose tones and is replanted each spring.
Even red hollyhocks join the story up by the climbers.
Josep's Coat and Golden Wings make the climb together and top off a mix of oranges, yellows and peaches.
Peach calibrachoa, orange diascia, perennial poppies-- does it get better than this?
Lime thyme, my favorite herbal ground cover, Pink Panda ornamental strawberry and Tournament of Roses.
The elegant cool whites ruled by Sally Holmes on the trellis.
The small rose arbor was installed after about three years.
When I visit the garden and see it looking like this I can barely contain myself.
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