Happy Fourth of July (Rose)

To all our neighbours south of the longest friendly border in the world, I wish you a happy Independence Day. Here to celebrate with me is Rosa ‘Fourth of July’, complete with broad stripes and bright stars. All you need to complete the picture is a blue sky. And, as it’s a climber, that might not be difficult. Unfortunately, it was raining when this beautiful rose and I were introduced, or I’d have added the blue myself. Enjoy!


  1. Hey Helen! Thanks for your help! I am so excited to find out what the mysterious flower is. I had a feeling you would know. I think I will move out from behind the garage and into the garden. As far as the bags go – yes – they are washable. I recommend cold water to keep the colour fresh. I usually hang to dry (although the fabric is pre-shrunk) and iron on medium heat. They look as good as new this way.

  2. I love your gardening blog. I'm new to gardening and appreciate all that I can learn from you garden experts.

    As someone who enjoys photography too, I love your photos.

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