A Hedge Of Austin Roses

 They make a lovely hedge, this mix of 'Tamora' and 'The Ambridge Rose', with an errant 'Prospero' thrown in, all planted on 2 foot centers (from center of plant to center of plant, 2 feet). 
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To be perfectly honest, while in Spring, Summer, and much of Autumn, you cannot take your eyes off of it, or linger far from it, in December the sight of miserably dripping rust, fallen foliage, and gangly growth will make you cringe.  Here in Southern California, a Right-Around-Labor-Day pruning and preventative fungicide spray will to a large extent prevent that cringing, but make sure you get it done.  Or else come December avert your eyes.

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Comments

  1. You are on your way of convincing me to incorporate more roses into a few of my projects! Your pics of the new growth and that color of blossom are too much.

    And some of the best-looking roses anywhere, except yours of course, are between El Paso and Santa Fe...

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  2. I am always amazed at the sheer number of beautiful roses you have!
    Just out of curiosity, how often/much do you water in the summer? (I am guessing they are on drip?)

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  3. What a lovely sight!! Thankfully, we don't have rust, but for your good seasons we have black spot so I'll just drool over your photos.

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  4. Thanks Sandra! Thanks Sherry!

    Desert, there are excellent roses for every climate, even your challenging NM--it's a matter of figuring out which ones they are.

    Chris, Zero times per week in winter when it rains, once per week in winter when it doesn't rain at all, twice/week in spring and late fall, three times/week most of the summer, and every other day when we get our few spells of 95-100F. Most but not all of the garden is drip. I wish it was all drip. It's a matter of getting my lazy self there and getting it done.

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  5. Absolutely stunning! I have a bunch of gorgeous Austin and other old fashioned roses from a trip to Heirloom Roses in Oregon. I even packed them home in a suitcase! My favorite is "Jude the Obscure" and not just because of the awesome name! I have never pruned her. Perhaps I should. She's getting rather leggy.

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  6. Awesome image of the Austin roses hedge. Quite a thrilling sight!

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