The Vintage Rosery
Unless otherwise noted, all photographs were taken of the roses in our gardens located in Needville, Texas (zone 8b.)
This row of Martha's is at the entrace of one of our gardens. We treat it like a boxwood hedge, using hedge clippers for shaping.
`Martha Gonzales' was originally “found” rose. It is one of our favorite landscape roses. `Martha Gonzales' is a great hedge rose, staying a compact 3' tall. It is easily pruned with hedge clippers, but it will keep blooming even if you don't prune it. The new growth is especially pretty: the foliage has a dark red tinge to it, so even when it's out of bloom, it is still very colorful. It also makes a good container rose.