Saturday, June 12, 2010

Julia's In The Garden

I know a lot of you know that Julia Child was a premier chef who wrote cook books and had a television show. Did you know that she had a rose named after her?

The Julia Child rose is a beautiful, strong yellow rose that is very hardy and disease resistant. I have mine in a pot (gophers!) right next to another rose. Julia is always shiny green, glossy and free of disease and insects. My other rose (whose name escapes me) is a mess of shriveled powdery mildew leaves and branches. Same area, same care. Obviously all roses are not created equal. So what am I going to do? Rip out the sickly rose and get another Julia!

After all, we can never have too much Julia Child in our lives.

6 comments:

The Green Pea said...

Hello Jean, Julia sounds like a great rose bush. I have trouble with mildew on some of my roses too. I like the carefree ones that just flower and flower. I do not like to baby them and spray bugs. Take to much of my time. Have a nice weekend. sandi

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Julia is beautiful, but is she fragrant? I want a rose that smells like a rose.

Mumzie said...

Hi Jean, I need help with my roses too. All the leaves are turning yellow and falling off...perhaps bugs of some type. I need your professional advice. HELP! PS: Love the Julia rose...it's gorgeous. Yvonne

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful rose Miss Jean! I've never had luck with roses -- maybe I need to look into some of the more hardy varieties like Julia!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Julia is stunning! No wonder the rose namers named this harty and resilient rose after a woman who posses the same qualities! Now does it say "Bon Appetit." ??

love you,
bec

carol fun said...

That is one beautiful rose! I have some English roses in my garden and they do pretty well with very little attention from me - I'm a bit of a haphazard gardener. I need to look into getting a Julia Child rose bush since yellow is my favorite color!