Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Today is the last of the formal garden tours of my SJC garden for this spring. The docents and volunteers for the Hortense Miller Garden are coming to take a walk through the gardens before we head off for a lovely lunch at the harbor. Having your garden on tour is like throwing a party, it forces you to take care of all those nagging little chores that you have been putting off. Like making sure you can identify all your roses. I'm still not sure if this is 'Dainty Bess' or 'Betty Prior', both favorites of mine! Oh why don't I label my plants?


Phillip said...

I wish I could be there to tour your garden. I know it is fantastic.

KStrong said...

I think it's Betty Prior. Dainty Bess has red stamens and is a bigger, less floriferous plant -- a hybrid tea in habit, not a floribunda. Besides, I grow them both about 2 blocks from your SJC property and my B.P. is blooming right now also.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

I would agree that this rose is Betty Prior. A beautiful rose indeed!