Part of the rose garden at Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.
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I’m beginning to think that visiting the Rose Garden at Biltmore House and Gardens is dangerous to the health of our wallet. Each time Betsy and I visit the rose garden, one or both of us will find a rose that we think would look good in our yard. When we visited last year we found the Milestone rose, which we added to our garden this year.
We went back to Biltmore in early August as part of our getaway for Betsy’s birthday. And sure enough, we both found some roses that we thought it would be nice to have.
Francis Meilland rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.
The first one we found was Francis Meilland. This is a new rose that I’ve had my eye on for several months.
Winter Sun rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.
Winter Sun is another new rose that both of us found to be very beautiful.
Sweet Afton rose, Biltmore House & Garden, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.
Sweet Afton was introduced in 1964. I’m not sure it is still available, but both Betsy and I liked its beautiful pastel colors.
Queen Elizabeth rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.
Queen Elizabeth is an even older rose (1955), but it is still a beauty. I have seen it offered by several sources.
Do you have any suggestions for us? We’re running out of places to put roses in our yard, although I’m sure the deer would be delighted to have a few more rose bushes to munch on.