Garden Writers Across the Country are Raving about Flower Carpet Roses

July 5, 2017

With summer upon us in the northern hemisphere, garden writers are busy helping their readers learn about plants, both new and old. Here’s what some of them are saying about Flower Carpet roses.

 

Duane Campbell, in his Green Space column Towanda, PA’s Daily Review includes Flower Carpet in his “Roses that are happy in our climate” article.  He writes “A generation or so ago hybrid teas started losing popularity, warranted in my opinion, and replaced with what were being called landscape roses, rock hardy and low maintenance.“  He goes on to say: “More recently are the Flower Carpet roses in many colors, which I think are better than those Knock Out.  Small but abundant flowers.”

 

In her Sag Harbor Express (NY) column Rachel Bosworth provided her readers with “Summer Gardening Solutions”, featuring the Sag Harbor Garden Center’s owners Phil and Dian Bucking.   While discussing their favorite plants she writes: “The Buckings have had a long time favorite of their own as well – the Flower Carpet rose.   ‘We planted them in front of our store 20 years ago and rarely do anything except trim and feed them.’ says Ms Bucking of the disease resistant roses that blooms from spring until winter. ‘Last winter we actually had new blooms in December.”

 

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Flower Carpet Appleblossom in full bloom

The Powell Valley News in Pennington Gap, VA recently ran a column entitled “Easiest Roses to Grow for Beginning Gardeners”, picked up from the Old Farmers Almanac.   Flower Carpet was one of the first roses listed in this piece:  “Flower Carpet Roses are landscape roses with a unique double root system (they have deep roots as well as soil-surface roots) that make them able to tolerate weather conditions. ‘Apple Blossom’ produces a profusion of pastel pink blooms.”

 

Garden expert and writer Anne Lovejoy included Flower Carpet in her “Low hedges that don’t need pruning” piece in the Kitsap Sun (WA).  “If deciduous, more flowery shrubs sound better, take a look at low-growing roses such as the Flower Carpet and Drift series.  Disease-resistant, long-blooming, drought tolerant and naturally shapely, these mounded roses put on a brilliant show for at least half the year and need only one annual pruning.”

 

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 Flower Carpet Amber is paired with “hens and chicks” sedum.

In their “Move over, mums” article, the  folks at This Old House magazine suggest using Flower Carpet roses as one of the four alternatives to replace the old standbys for fall color!  They suggested Flower Carpet Amber Groundcover Rose “whose buds start red, then open into semi-double peachy, fragrant blooms.”

 

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