June 2, 2012
Best Climbing Roses for the Gardener
Climbers and ramblers are the sculptures of the rosarian’s world, amenable to all the yanking, twisting, bending and tying that an ambitious gardener can throw at them. They make for some of the most eye-catching trellis coverings your landscape will ever know.
But what varieties to train across your picket fence, or wrangle through the lattice of your quaintest backyard pergola? Here, gardening veteran Adrian Higgins tackles some of the trade’s brightest bloomers—size, shape, fragrance and malleability included. Along the way, he also gets some cultivar input from the NYBG’s own Peter Kukielski, erudite (and lovable) curator of our early-blooming Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden. —MN

Best Climbing Roses for the Gardener

Climbers and ramblers are the sculptures of the rosarian’s world, amenable to all the yanking, twisting, bending and tying that an ambitious gardener can throw at them. They make for some of the most eye-catching trellis coverings your landscape will ever know.

But what varieties to train across your picket fence, or wrangle through the lattice of your quaintest backyard pergola? Here, gardening veteran Adrian Higgins tackles some of the trade’s brightest bloomers—size, shape, fragrance and malleability included. Along the way, he also gets some cultivar input from the NYBG’s own Peter Kukielski, erudite (and lovable) curator of our early-blooming Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden. —MN

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