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Meetings are held in the fall and spring on the fourth Sunday of each month
at 2:00 p.m. at Richmond Children's Hospital
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  Easy Care Roses

Some people are afraid to grow roses because they have heard roses require constant spraying and pruning.   However, there are quite a number of roses that can be grown with minimal attention and still provide an assortment of color and diversity in your garden.   These include selected modern hybrids, some older roses that are disease resistant, and the various species roses that will reproduce themselves in the wild.   If you wish to be assured of success the first time you try to grow a rose, try one of these "easy-care" varieties.

Apothecary's Rose
One of the oldest roses European roses known, the apothcary rose dates from the Middle Ages and was used for medicinal purposes as well as for it beauty.   It blooms for several weeks in the spring. After its blooming is complete, the foliage can be a backdrop for other flowers in your garden.   Rosa Gallica Officinalis sends out "suckers" to propogate, and will expand its territory in successive years.  


Baby Love
Although classified a miniature rose, Baby Love grows to the size of many floribundas. Baby Love won't lose its leaves to black spot and remains green, even into fall. Bred from a hardy species rose, this baby has all the disease resistance of its sturdy parent. Plus, you'll get a beautiful display of orange hips.


Caldwell Pink
A pink rose found in Texas that could be either a china or polyantha. Repeat bloomer.


Julia Child
A beautiful butter-yellow floribunda, Julia Child does not required spraying for blackspot.


Livin' Easy
This Apricot-Orange Floribunda grows upright like a Hybrid Tea. Reaching a height of 4’, Livin’ Easy is almost always in bloom.

Rosa Rugosa
This species rose from Asia is quite hardy and produces beautiful hips.

White Pet
A polyantha from 1879 , this white rose blooms in clusters that repeat throughout the growing season.