Bliss in New Jersey
Shade is a big problem in my yard. I only have one small tree in my front yard. It’s my neighbors’ trees that are shading my yard. Fortunately, they don’t shade the yard all day. As the sun moves across the sky, the shade moves around my yard. There is one area in my yard that does get sun for most of the day. I try to plant my roses there. For the rest of the yard, I look for roses that can tolerate at least some shade.
I’m not sure how I settled on Sombreuil. It’s not reputed to be shade tolerant. But it is a climber, just what I needed for a particular corner of my yard. Sombreuil was planted this spring in the corner between the Ugly Green Fence and my largest Blaze rose. She was described in all the catalogs as white. I thought that would be lovely between dark green and bright red. Sombreuil bloomed today.
As predicted by Yolanda Elizabet of Bliss, she is actually a lovely peach color. Peach was a color that I didn’t have in my garden. And situating her against the dark fence shows her off beautifully. This is the color of bliss in my New Jersey garden.