New Rose Varieties for Spring 2014

By Plants Unlimited | Jan 02, 2014

The wrath of Winter is unrelenting this year isn't it? I hope everyone is home, warm and safe for what is looking like a cold and snowy first few days of the new year.

Nothing excites me much more than NEW PLANTS and nothing makes wintery nights pass quicker than looking at these new plants and seed catalogs. Traditionally our first few emails of the new year are devoted to new and award winning plants. Here we go... new roses for 2014!

Think Spring! - Buck

Sweet Spot Roses

For all rose and garden lovers, what follows is HUGE news. In Spring 2014, an astonishingly lovely and very different rose, the Sweet Spot® rose, will make rose history. And that’s because it is not a Tea Rose, not a Floribunda, and not a rose from any other existing rose category created during the last 200 years…

The Decorator Rose®  is a new, distinct and different group of Sweet Spot® roses that are compact in shape and size and will be ultimately available in a whole kaleidoscope of colors

4 new varieties for 2014 with more next year!

Sweet Spot Calypso

  • Beautiful bicolor pinkish red and yellow flower with a pink/red spot in the center
  • Compact shrub
  • Rich flowering
  • Good disease resistance and drought tolerance

Sweet Spot Peach


Beautiful soft peach flower with a pink/red spot in the center

  • Compact shrub
  • Rich flowering
  • Good disease resistance and drought tolerance

Sweet Spot Ruby

  • Beautiful ruby pink flower with a pink/red spot in the center
  • Compact shrub
  • Rich flowering
  • Good disease resistance and drought tolerance

Sweet Spot Yellow

  • Beautiful golden yellow flower with a red/orange spot in the center
  • Compact shrub
  • Rich flowering
  • Good disease resistance and drought tolerance

Suggested Uses for Sweet Spot Roses

Use in containers, in the garden, in mass plantings or in the landscape

Flower Size - 2 inches in diameter

Mature Height - 24 inches tall

Mature Width - 20 inches wide

Spacing - Plant 20-24 inches apart

Hardiness - Zones - Hardy to USDA zone 5

Flowering Period - Long (mid Spring to late Summer/early Fall)

Number Of Flowers - 3-15

Fragrance - No fragrance

Foliage - Dark green leaves

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SPECIAL BULLETIN - ICE STORM 2013


If you've missed our emails concerning the affects of the ice storm on your trees and rejuvenation pruning - here it is.

 

Shortly we'll be announcing a "REJUVENATION PRUNING WORKSHOP" with Doug Johnson of Treekeepers LLC and Johnson's Aboriculture in Camden. Buck will also discuss "BETTER TREE VARIETIES TO WITHSTAND ICE STORMS"

We'll have a date soon !

New Spring Products

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Where's Buck this Winter?

February 18 "Ornamental Grasses"

Camden Garden Club Horticultural Series

10:00 am - Picker Room at the Camden Public Library

I will highlight my picks for the best Ornamental Grasses to grow in Maine as well as planting, care, dividing and more. Currently, I have over 120 varieties of Ornamental Grasses in my Grass Trials.

More dates to be announced soon

If you need a gardening speaker for your club or event, contact Buck at buckh@midcoast.com

 

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