by   Linda McKendry    Linda McKendry Garden Design , Hidden Hills, CA APLD Greater Los Angeles District Member

by Linda McKendry
Linda McKendry Garden Design, Hidden Hills, CA
APLD Greater Los Angeles District Member

ROSES WORTHY OF A  SECOND LOOK

A long time rosarian, Linda McKendry was mentored by Jan Weverka, ‘the Rose Lady', who wrote a newsletter about growing roses using organic methods and had her own formula of organic elixir, which Linda still uses.

Linda studied horticulture and garden design at Pierce College, UCLA and the LA Arboretum. Now Linda runs a comprehensive landscape design and rose care business in Hidden Hills. She was a founder of the APLD Greater LA District and served on its board for seven years. She now is a board member for Pacific Horticulture and leads horticultural tours around the world for them.

Eden climber. Photo courtesy of Katrina Combs

Below, Linda offers a list of her favorite rugged, heavy blooming roses that have performed well in many of her projects in Southern California.

 

 

 

Rosa ‘Abbaye de Cluny’ (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ (Yellow Lady Bank’s Climbing Rose)

Rosa ‘Buff Beauty’ (Hybrid Musk Rose)

Rosa chinensis ‘Mutabilis’ (Butterfly Rose)

Rosa ‘Double Delight’ (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rosa ‘Eden’ (Climbing Rose)

Rosa ‘Iceberg’ (White Floribunda Rose)

Rosa ‘Madame Alfred Carriere’ (Climbing Rose)

Rosa ‘Madame Issac Pereire’ (Bourbon Rose)

Rosa ‘Peace’ (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rosa ‘Queen Elizabeth’ (Grandiflora Rose)

Rosa ‘Rambling Rector’ (Rambling Rose)

Rosa ‘Sally Holmes’ (Sally Holmes Climbing Rose)

Rosa ‘Sombreuil’ (Climbing Tea Rose)

Climbing Iceberg.
Photo courtesy of Katrina Combs.

Rosa ‘Abbaye de Cluny’ (Hybrid Tea Rose).
Photo courtesy of Katrina Combs.

Rosa chinensis ‘Mutabilis’ (Butterfly Rose).
Photo courtesy of Katrina Combs.

Rosa ‘Queen Elizabeth’ (Grandiflora Rose). 
Photo courtesy of Devil Mountain Wholesale Nursery.

Rosa ‘Peace’ (Hybrid Tea Rose)
Photo courtesy of Devil Mountain Wholesale Nursery.

Rosa ‘Sally Holmes’ (Sally Holmes Climbing Rose)
Photo courtesy of Devil Mountain Wholesale Nursery.