Photo: Mister Lincoln hybrid tea rose
I love roses. So much so, that at one time I had over forty different varieties growing in the garden of my home in Phoenix.
Fast forward 25 years later, and I live in a different house with a different garden. While I don’t have quite as many roses as before, I still do have a special place for several of my favorites.
After growing over fifty varieties of roses, I do have a favorite one, which is ‘Mister Lincoln.’ There are so many reasons to grow this rose including dark red, velvety petals along with incredible fragrance.
I planted this bush in my newest garden last year, and I was delighted to see a single, large red bloom decorating my winter garden. What is so special about this single rose is that there are no other flowers currently blooming in this area of the garden, which makes it even that more special.
The leaves of my apple trees are falling in the background, and much of my garden is sleeping. However, this single Mister Lincoln rose brightens my winter garden bringing welcome beauty on a cold winter’s day.