WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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cause in order to produce a floriferous display, roses do need sun. The first decision to make is where to put the roses. As I noted, a sunny site is a must. Next, determine what color will suit your garden. The range of colors is wide, and you'll have a difficult time choosing, but you'll surely find colors to complement your existing palette. And, of course, you want scent. Most roses make excellent cut flowers so you can enjoy them indoors as well, and it won't take many to perfume a room. Before you decide which rose is for you, head to your local garden center and wander through the rose section to see which colors and perfume appeal. Look for the David Austin line of roses, which are all stunningly beautiful with names that sound like they are straight out of 19th century English novels, ethereal just like the roses themselves. Check out Star Roses, the U.S. agent for Kordes roses, producers of the well-known Knock Out and Drift series, as well as a lovely selection of en- ticing cultivars. Also, visit well-established rose gardens for ideas. In Boston, visit the James P. Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens, opposite the Museum of Fine Arts. And don't miss the Rose Kennedy Memorial Rose Garden, in Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park in Boston's North End. A day trip away is Elizabeth Park in Hartford, Connecticut, the oldest public rose garden in the U.S. And, Roseland Nursery in Acushnet, Massachusetts has the largest selection of roses in New England with a very knowledgeable staff. For a long season of beautiful blooms, heavenly fragrance, and relative low-maintenance, choose a rose, and your garden will forever be a rosy haven. Have a joyful summer in your garden. 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. 23 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 8 the green scene "heavenly fragrance"

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