The look of a country cottage is undeniably charming. The accompanying English gardens often use roses in groupings that are far less organized and staid that what we think of as a traditional rose garden.
A less formal — and less labor-intensive — approach to rose gardening is to mix them with your favorite perennials. A mixture ensures a bevy of blooms all year long.
The long-stemmed Heather Lenkin rose used in this garden was developed by Tom Carruth for his wife. It features 30 or more petals for a large head and comes in a variety of shades.
This formal parterre garden, complete with six varieties of rose, is the perfect complement to the Italian revival architecture of the home it graces.
The softness of a climbing rose entwines on a pergola as part of the landscape.
A variety of materials can be used as a border for a rose garden. Brick, tile, slate, gravel or even a tailored row of evergreen bushes adds a different dimension to any rose garden.