This week I pruned my Oso HappyÂ® with Oso EasyÂ® Roses with the hedge clippers. My husband was tickled about it. The roses were in his way when he mowed. Now we shall have an English style prim and proper hedge of Oso HappyÂ® with Oso EasyÂ® roses in the fall to show you they are indestructible. Here’s the rotogravure of what the Proven Winner Oso HappyÂ® with Oso EasyÂ® rose bloom has looked like all year.
Today time and investment are factors that affect our decisions in everything we do. Most folks tell me I would have a rose garden if I had the time or roses weren’t so difficult to take care of.Â Shannon Downey at Proven Winners had asked me to try something new; plant Proven Winners shrub roses in the fall. So I planted all the Oso HappyÂ® and Oso EasyÂ® roses in the fall of 2013 that same year I had also had the good fortune to meet Dr. David Zlesak at the Twin Cities Rose Club.
He has been doing remarkable work to develop winter hardy, disease resistant roses and roses that are resistant to just about every other hindrance that would keep folks from growing roses. Here’s his apricot climber, ‘Above And Beyond.’ Dr. Zlesak sent it to me to test grow it when I returned home. Many of the ‘Oso Happy’ roses were created by him as well. Winter hardy, disease resistant, they bloom like mad and you can prune them with the hedge clippers, they are real winners in every way.
This rose is spectacular.Â I planted it in the fall along with all of these Proven Winner Oso Easy Roses that Shannon Downey sent me. We agreed to conduct our own test. I have never planted roses in the fall. It subsequently was the coldest winter in Illinois recorded weather history the winter of 2013. This is the second season for the Proven winner shrubs. Last winter the temps were were down to zero. I’m happy to report not one Oso HappyÂ® or Oso EasyÂ® rose was lost to the winter cold. Thank-you to Proven Winners for making these wonderful roses available to the world hybridized by world famous rose hybridizers all listed below: the Meilland Roses International and Chris Warner, UK. What amazingly wonderful plants they are. You truly can’t go wrong with these roses.Series One: Oso HappyÂ® roses
All bred by David Zlesak:Â Oso HappyÂ® Candy Oh!
Â Oso HappyÂ® Petit Pink
Oso HappyÂ® SmoothieSeries Two: Oso EasyÂ® roses
Varieties bred by Chris Warner, UK:
Oso EasyÂ® Fragrant Spreader
Oso EasyÂ® Honey Bun
Oso EasyÂ® Italian Ice
Oso EasyÂ® Lemon Zest
Oso EasyÂ® Mango Salsa
Â Oso EasyÂ® Paprika
Oso EasyÂ® Pink CupcakeVarieties bred by the late Colin Horner, UK:
Oso EasyÂ® Peachy Cream (Not Pictured)
Oso EasyÂ® Strawberry CrushVarieties developed by Meilland, France
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Oso EasyÂ® Cherry Pie
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Oso EasyÂ® Double Red (new to retail 2015)*
Here is a List of The Proven Winner Oso HappyÂ® with Oso EasyÂ® Roses! Roses. Its Interactive! Click To Vote If You Like The Rose, Add Your Own To The List!
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