Suggested Roses for Landscape Uses
There are certainly many more roses that can be used other than the ones listed. The taller shrub and Old Garden roses (Approximately 5 feet or greater) can be used as hedges, screens, windbreaks, or sound barriers. Those smaller in height can be used as edging or foundation plants. Of course, if you want a small hedge, roses in the edging or foundation list could be used. These are grouped to include roses that vary in height from approximately 2-5 feet.
Memorial Rose-R. wichuraiana
F. J. Grootendorst
Climbing Cecile Brunner
Mme Isaac Pereire
Don Juan (Z8)
Fourth of July
Frau Dagmar Hastrup
Rosa gallica ‘Versicolor’
Souvenir de la Maimaison
Refer to the lists in the following books for more suggested roses for various landscapes uses:
All About Roses—Ortho Books
Antique Roses for the South by William C. Welch
Home gardeners in Mississippi need colorful plants that hold up to the hot conditions we have every year. One group of plants that is a great choice for summer color is salvia, which includes both perennial and annual top performers.
The annual Salvia Splendens, as the name suggests, can't be beat. It is commonly called scarlet salvia, but it comes in a variety of bright colors.
BEAUMONT, Miss. -- For 16 years, Christine Coker has been doing what she loves: putting food on people's tables.
"In college, I really liked the study of plants, but I knew I wasn't going to be the world's greatest botanist," she said. "What I really wanted to do was feed people."
I really like to the flowering annual purslane in our hot summer landscapes. It's a vigorous, low-growing plant that forms a colorful carpet with succulent foliage.
But I plan to write about that wonderful plant in the future. Today, I want to extoll the virtues of one of its cousins: moss rose.
Moss rose has fleshy, succulent foliage that helps it hold up to the summer heat. The 1-inch-long, cylindrical foliage is bright green and arranged in clusters on the stems.
VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The Southern Gardener, Gary Bachman, would like to see Mississippi's historic bed and breakfast owners step up their game in the garden.
"What is your budget for your landscape and labor costs? Do you serve anything you grow and use your own flowers?" Bachman asked owners at a recent Mississippi State University Extension Service workshop. "I want to show you how, with minimal effort and minimal out-of-pocket expense, you can get a good return on investment from the landscape of your historic properties."
With summer officially here and hot and humid weather firmly in place, many gardeners -- myself included -- like to look at a pretty landscape, but don't really want to get out and do much work in that same landscape.
So selecting plants that look good without much work pique my interest. One plant that doesn't disappoint me is Sun coleus.