Where can I buy Drift roses that you talked about in the March issue?
The Gardener’s Answer
Hello, Wanda in Kentucky: Spring is just around the corner and gardeners are getting anxious to start planting. Drift roses are a nice addition to a sun-loving garden. They are small and manageable, only reaching 1.5 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide at maturity. They are disease-resistant and best of all, they are repeat bloomers. There are less than 10 varieties currently on the market but in terms of color, there are red, pink, coral, white, and peach. As far as locating these roses, I know that The Plant Kingdom in Louisville currently has red, pink, swee, and apricot varieties. You can reach them at (502) 893-7333 for size and price options. As we get closer to spring, you should be able to find these at many of our local garden centers. Like any other rose, they are going to thrive in full sun and nutrient-rich, well-drained soil. As you plan for your new additions, make sure they will have a sunny home and adequate nutrients.