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ARS Master Rosarian Recommends Floribundas - Part 2

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May 20, 2010

Floribundas Part 2 by Charlotte Hundley, ARS Master Rosarian

The Floribunda, Pleasure is coral pink, low growing, compact and breathtaking! This is one that —–read more—-

An ARS Master Rosarian Recommends Floribundas

Introducing Charlotte Hundley:

Our friendship with Charlotte Hundley and her husband, Jim goes back to the years before they became American Rose Society Horticulture Judges and even before roses became a major focus in their lives 25 years ago.  The Hundley’s have shared their roses (and themselves) with us in so many ways through the years.

Bill, my artist husband, has painted many of the 300 varieties they have grown. (And by the way, he is responsible for the pictures you will see of the Hundley roses.) I recall a time that we had more than 30 varieties waiting in a cool darkened room of our home for Bill to paint.  Another time Jim picked up a vase of roses off their dining room table and gave it to Bill to take home and paint. At many of Bill’s major one-man exhibits the exhibit area was filled with the scent of roses thanks to Charlotte’s help and generosity.

I received an email today from another friend who visited the Hundley’s with us recently.  He writes that his wife’s “dream is to have a bed (rose bed) like Charlotte’s.”

Charlotte Hundley is an American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian, A Master Rosarian, an ARS Horticulture Judge and a founding member of the Northern Neck Rose Society.

She is one of the most gracious and charming people one could hope to meet.  I am delighted that once again she is willing to share her knowledge and her roses for the benefit of others  – most especially readers of Tending My Garden.

Charlotte in her rose garden:

Part 1 of 7 Parts

An ARS Master Rosarian recommends Floribundas by Charlotte Hundley

There is a rose that will fit perfectly in almost any perennial bed or garden.  They require little care, they’re hardy, disease resistant, add beauty to the landscape, and are unrivaled in their ability to provide massive and long lasting colorful garden displays.

They are —–read more—-