I received my David Austin Handbook of Roses 2009!

If you heard a bunch of loud OMGoshes and pure moans of joy from Sparks, Nevada last night…that was me! I received the new David Austin Handbook of Roses 2009 catalog in the mail yesterday. I’m all Ah’Giddy just thinking about the roses I want to plant. The English Old Rose Hybrids are just too pretty for words. If I get any money for Christmas ~ I know exactly what I want to buy for the front yard! 😀

Harlow Carr

Claire Austin ~ English Musk Hybrid ~ with 120 petals! She’s beautiful! The flowers of Claire Austin start a very pleasing soft yellow which quickly fades to creamy-white. It has a very strong fragrance based on myrrh with dashes of meadowsweet, vanilla and heliotrope.

Port Sunlight ~ English Musk Hybrid ~ with 90 petals. The rich apricot colored petals are arranged to form slightly quartered rosettes. Strong rich tea fragrance.

Gentle Hermione ~ Old Rose Hybrid ~ 90 petals ~ This variety bears some of the most perfectly formed flowers of true Old Rose character. The color is true pink, paling to soft blush towards the outside. A strong, warm, classic Old Rose scent with a hint of myrrh.

Lady Of Megginch ~ Old Rose Hybrid ~ 100 petals ~ The color is a very rich, deep pink; slightly tinged with deep orange at first and then changing to a deep rose pink. There is a good, fruity Old Rose fragrance with a definite hint of raspberry.

The Lichfield Angel, Strawberry Hill, Tea Clipper,

A Shropshire Lad

Benjamin Britten, Carding Mill, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Charolette, Crocus Rose,

Crown Princess Margareta

Falstaff, Evelyn, Eglantyne, Glamis Castle, Graham Thomas, James Galway, Harlow Carr, Heritage, Molineux, Queen of Sweden, Spirit of Freedom,

Teasing Georgia

The Alnwick Rose

Winchester Cathedral, William Shakespeare 2000……..I could keep going until I copied his whole book.

You can buy 4 plants for a special price, I’ll have a hell of a time trying to narrow my choices down. ACK!