Rosa Caldwell Pink Repeats and Can Be Grown Organically. What’s The Catch?

Rosa 'Caldwell Pink'

Rosa ‘Caldwell Pink’ produces abundant sprays of rosette flowers; repeats from mid spring until the first frosts; and can be grown organically without spraying for pests and diseases. Drought tolerant once established, it thrives in full sun. Heat and humidity, the downfall of many a rose, suit it just fine. 

‘Caldwell Pink’ is one of the top five roses my sweetheart recommendeds for Mississippi. For the last 3 or 4 weeks, sprays of neat little rosette flowers have been dancing over our shrub which occupies a choice spot at the front of the house. Reminded of its charms daily, he set about sourcing another for a museum project, but a tour of local garden centres drew a blank. After an appeal, rose lover, Jim Skipper, kindly donated one he sourced in South Mississippi. 

It set me wondering why more suppliers are not stocking this easy-care variety.  Continue reading “Rosa Caldwell Pink Repeats and Can Be Grown Organically. What’s The Catch?”

In an Outdoors Mood

White metal garden chairs surrounded by delphiniums, daisies and other flowers

Sofia invited us to post images that convey a mood. During 2020, I shared a series of pictures for dreaming and was surprised, looking back, that the first and last had not featured. Perhaps they seemed impossibly far away from the reality of the time. Too inaccessible, too reflective. Continue reading “In an Outdoors Mood”