Michael Marriott, technical manager and senior rosarian for David Austin Limited of Albrighton, England, about the many emerging shrub rose varieties.
Shrub roses, also labeled landscaping or groundcover roses, blend a diverse mix of old-rose varieties with modern roses to capture the best qualities of each, including fragrance, flowering styles, colors and growth habits.
They're bred for garden performance rather than plant perfection, converting many rose contrarians into vocal rosarians, Marriott said.
"There are certainly plenty of hesitant gardeners who mistakenly think all roses will be finicky and hard to grow—but I'd say they're decreasing in number," Marriott said.
Early landscape designers frequently recommended that roses be concentrated only in rose gardens, in the process creating a monoculture conducive to pests and diseases. Now they're integrating roses into mixed borders where companion plants surround roses to the benefit of all, Marriott said.
Despite longstanding perceptions, rose growing isn't a specialty particular to older or more affluent gardeners, said Chris VanCleave, a banker and rose advocate from Helena, Ala., who has a wide following on the garden lecture circuit and his "Redneck Rosarian" website.
Regardless of where you are or who you are, there's a rose just for you, he said.
"Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennial generation... http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/features/story/2019/may/25/new-shrub-rose-hybrids-are-easy-care-easy-love/780323/
Smith. Heath was 34 years, one month and 15 days old.
Heath leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother and stepfather, Rita and Robert “Spud” Austin of Mt. Ida; one brother, Erick Spence and wife April of Greenwood; and one sister, Cristy Peaslee of Fort Smith. Heath also leaves behind his uncle, Alfred Abshere of Lavaca. Heath will forever remain in the hearts of two grandmothers, Marianne Abshere of Greenwood and Sue Spence of Van Buren; as well as two precious nieces, Audrey Spence and Anna Spence.
Heath was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Roy Lee Abshere and Lloyd Spence.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron.
Heath asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Three Girls Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 1001, Shady Point, OK 74956 or you may make contributions online to their PayPal link: http://form.jotformpro.com/form acct. # 42637003824955.
Heath fostered “Tilley,” who brought him so much joy and love.
You may leave online condolences for Heath’s family at www.heritagememorialfh.com.
Ring of Fire.”
The lineup includes Sara Petite, winner of the prestigious 2012 Chris Austin songwriting contest at Merlefest. Cash’d Out Christmas will channel the spirit and legacy of Johnny Cash, as authentically as possible, while the Suspicious Minds band pays tribute to the Vegas style of Elvis Presley. The lead singer Todd N. Torres sounds remarkably like the “King.”
All of the performers are based in San Diego. Only people age 21 and up may attend. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets range from $20 to $22. The event is located at 143 S. Cedros Ave in Solana Beach.
The San Diego Botanic Garden is awash in lights at night. Photo by Rachel Cobb
Garden of Lights
Explore the Garden of Lights at San Diego’s Botanic fields the day after Christmas. Over 125,000 glittering lights illuminate an assortment of beautiful trees, flowers and shrubbery. Based in Encinitas, this urban oasis of sparkling flora extends across 37 acres of land.
There’s always perfect weather for a sleigh ride together in an authentic horse-drawn wagon at the Garden of Lights. The evening includes activities for every member of the family, such as holiday crafts, spin art, marshmallow roasting, hot mulled wine and a nutcracker display. Leonard Patton will perform on Saturday evening and the Janet Hammer Trip will play “Rhythm Express – Holiday Fun!” for Sunday evening.
The Botanic Gardens reopen the day after Christmas from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and are located at 230 Quail Gardens Dr in Encinitas. Tickets cost $14 for adults, $10 for students and active military members, and $8 for children between ages of 3 and 12. Children age 2 and below are granted free admission. Parking costs $2. See driving instructions here.
Balboa Park Centennial Vintage Dance
Celebrate Christmas weekend the old-fashioned, post-Victorian era way. Ballroom dance your way through time into 1915 and the subsequent Jazz age with Waltz & Such. This vintage dance group will finish off the centennial celebration with two full days of workshops, that allow you to time travel into another century with social dancing. It all takes place at the Balboa Park Club, still decked out in December lights, on a 100-year-old, wooden dance floor.
The 1915 Ball and the Jazz Age Tea dance will both feature live music which transport the different dance styles into their respective time periods. On Saturday, the Heliotrope Orchestra will play musical segments that encourage guests to Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz and Polka. On Sunday, the Tea Dance will em... http://timesofsandiego.com/life/2015/12/25/weekend-guide-christmas-edition/