Roses for your Gardens

19 Jan

Pretty Lady RoseRoses are a wonderful addition to memory gardens and other gardens desiring an explosion of intricate and impressive blooms. They come in a range of colors, scents, size and add a cottage feel to the garden. An individual rose can be pressed and adhered to your scrapbook pages or cut and brought indoors to be enjoyed.

The variety of rose used in Tanner’s memory garden is called “Pretty Lady” Floribunda Rose. The name was not a factor in the decision to use this variety. Tanner’s memory garden is mostly filled with plants that bloom white because of his purity and innocence being born still. This particular rose is a soft white with a hint of apricot coloration. This is a very tough plant yet the blooms are incredibly delicate. The petals are soft and round with the center staying very tight. I did not have to spray for black spot, which can be a devastating disease for roses. It has been in the ground for 4 years and survived last years drought with minimal water. This rose is medium in size and has a sweet light fragrance. It also blooms twice a year for us.

If you or a loved one has suffered a miscarriage or another early pregnancy loss, you may want to look at the zodiac chart on this blog (in the “Comforting Memory Gardens” catagory) to determine your baby’s gemstone. A rose can be selected based on the color of your angel’s gemstone. To view other roses and details, visit A Memory Garden Tutorial to help you create a memory garden for your sweet little angel is located here

Instead of purchasing flowers in a vase as a sympathy gift, think about an actual rose shrub. If the bereaved family has the space for a plant, this type of memorial gift provides comfort for longer than a few weeks.

Peace Love and Hugs from Above


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Posted by on January 19, 2008 in Memory Garden Design


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One response to “Roses for your Gardens

  1. Rose

    January 21, 2008 at 2:34 am

    Such a beautiful article about roses. I believe that these roses are a perfect combination of color and purity for a remembrance garden.


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