Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Except That Last One)
People talk a lot of smack about roses but I just don’t see why. New breeds are easier to grow than mold on old mashed potatoes.... and they smell better. Check out this line up from Proven Winners in the spring edition of Proven Beauty and prepare to say “hubba hubba!”:
The Oso Easy ® Mango Salsa is as appropriately named as any plant has ever been. I’m a bold gardener, so I’d mix it with pure oranges and hot reds, like Superbells ® Coralberry Punch Calibrachoa, Tukana® Scarlet Star Verbena or Flirtation ® Orange Diascia. There is no fear in that combination!
Now, the Oso Easy® Paprika, to me, BEGS to be plants in a long, wide bed with nothing but Angelonia Angelface® Blue, interspersed. There is something classic, but twisted about this combo. But of course, that’s how I roll.
Oso Happy ™ Petit Pink rose is something I would plant in a garden for my daughter, since it reminds me of a sweet, pink, bouncing baby girl. Planted like a bouquet with Diamond Frost® Euphorbia and Stellar™ Blue Ageratum, it’s a whole lot easier to take care of than a little girl. And no dirty diapers!
Now, I have been in love with the Home Run® red rose for years. It has a clear, deep color that makes me wish I could find lipstick just like that. There’s something about this rose that is just so right! Perhaps it’s the ratio of flowers, it has great clusters of blooms to foliage. I can’t get enough of this one-which is great, because it comes in pink now, too. Sign me up, yo! Holy vermiculture. What is this? Oso Happy Smoothie! And it didn’t get that name by being to color of smashed up berries, although it is. This rose is thornless! What a great rose to have for those that are concerned about their kids, dogs, cats and guinea pigs getting snagged by relentless rose thorns. Rose haters have one less excuse!
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