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W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 24 "prolific blooms" the green scene mer and a moderate honey-like fragrance. Or the buttery golden 'Julia Child' with a scent of licorice you either like or not; it's quite suitable for a container. A classic, popular grandiflora is 'Queen Elizabeth' with a profu- sion of rich pink flowers that repeat through- out summer. All these make good cut flowers for your summer bouquets. Around since 1932, 'The Fairy' remains a good choice for hedging, mass planting, or containers. A dwarf shrub that is a polyantha type, it's a low, bushy plant with an abun- dance of smaller, clustered light pink flowers without scent, and a long bloom time. There are a few collections of strongly dis- ease resistant roses in a range of colors, that are easy to maintain and worth considering. 'Knock Outs' are popular with single or double blooms lasting until frost with a mature height of six feet, but no scent. 'Drift,' 'Carefree,' and 'Meidiland' roses are in the three-foot range with a spreading, vigorous habit and prolific blooms either single or double. And, if you're looking for something smaller to mass or tuck into a bare spot, consider the carpet roses, which grow to two- to three-feet with abundant blooms lasting until frost. With so many choices, there surely is a rose waiting for you. RUTH FURMAN is a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist (MCH). She trained in horticulture in England and spent many happy years working and gardening there. To reach Ms. Furman, email her at: Ruth@wellesleywestonmagazine.com. 020-024_WWMb14_green scene_roses_v2_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/24/14 12:06 PM Page 24

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