Yesterday all 16 Moss roses, that I ordered a few months ago, were delivered and with an extra bonus Moss rose. There is only one slight problem: the extra land I was promised for planting the roses isn’t yet available! Since I now don’t have room for all of these extra roses I will have to overwinter them close together in the ground and hope they can be planted in their definite place by the end of winter. Today I potted the roses in containers and placed the containers close together in the ground. Hopefully they survive the winter that way. If it gets realy cold I can cover the roses maybe with some fleece.
My collection of rare Moss roses is gradually expanding nicely. At this moment I have already almost 50 different types. Wouldn’t it be nice if – in a few years – I will have all the Mosses that are still available in my garden? It sure is something I’m trying to achieve: over 150 different old Moss roses and maybe some of the new varieties that where recently bred. For now it seems that the most difficult thing to achieve is, to acquire more land so I can plant the roses!
The new Moss roses are: Alice Leroi, Angélique Quetier, Blush Moss, Césonie, Comtesse Doria, Delille, Elisabeth Brow, Eugène de Savoie, Général Drouot, Jenny Lind, Mme Moreau, Mlle Aristide, Maupertuis, Mme Rose Chéri, Oscar Leclerc, Princesse Royale and Raphaël. The latter I already have in my garden, but it is always a good thing to have two different roses with the same name, so to be sure they really are the correct ones.