Last year the healthiest rose in my garden was a Kordes rose, bred in Germany. They are known for producing disease resistant, hardy roses. I was so pleased with it that I am currently replacing my other underwhelming roses with only these. The first one to bloom this year was Orange Flower Circus. I love the color.
The David Austin James Galway rose was on the short list to possibly be replaced but it is putting out a lot of blooms this year and looks pretty healthy so it’s going to stay.
All of the clematis are doing well so far. These really do take several years to actually get some good climbing action. I’m hoping Venosa Violacea continues to bloom because I’m letting it grow through the climbing Viking Queen rose and I’d like to see blooms at the same time.
Rose 'Orange Flower Circus' Blooming
Clematis 'Venosa Violacea' Blooming
Rose 'James Galway' Blooming