Rose Cuttings – October, 2007
The Peggy Martin rose, which was profiled in a recent issue of Neil Sperry’s GARDENS magazine, is a true survivor.
This remarkably tough and resilient rose – it lived through the wind and floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina – is a symbol of New Orleans’ recovery. A repeat-blooming rambler, Peggy Martin boasts clusters of pink blossoms and is so floriferous, it stops passersby with its glorious show.
For each Peggy Martin rose it sells, the Antique Rose Emporium makes a donation to the Garden Club of America Zone IX Horticultural Restoration Fund. This fund is being used to help in the restoration of New Orleans’ parks and gardens. Small plants in rose pots will be available for sale for $5 at the Antique Rose Emporium’s booth #502 in the Exhibit Hall at the All Texas All Garden Show featuring Neil Sperry, Feb. 23-25, in Arlington. Stop by to pick up your rose and support a good cause.
About the author: Mike Shoup is owner of The Antique Rose Emporium, a Texas nursery dedicated to the reintroduction of old garden roses. www.weAREroses.com