Plant of Merit: Rose Oranges & Lemons

What: Rose ‘Oranges &Lemons’ is a brilliantly colored floribunda rose of orange splashed with yellow stripes. Its blooms are approximately 4 inches across and are produced in clusters giving the appearance of a “bouquet on a stem.” It is continually in bloom during the summer and is almost thornless. A mildly fragrant rose, it received the ‘Rose of Special Merit’ award from the Royal National Rose Society in England.

Sun or shade: Full sun is ideal for this rose.

Size: It has arching canes that reach 6 feet, so it is ideal to train as a short climber with some support. Its shape also lends itself to cascade over a rock wall.

See it: At the WSU Snohomish County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville.

Sandra Schumacher, Special to The Herald

More in Life

For Texas BBQ, look for the school bus at the reptile museum

This husband-and-wife team has been serving up brisket and more for a decade in Monroe.

This new Pacific Northwest history textbook is a page turner

Opportunity, growth, conflict. It all happened here, historian David Jepsen says. “Snohomish… Continue reading

The ‘Whimsical Woman’ shares what she learns on the trail

Jennifer Mabus came here from Nevada and Hawaii. She leads hikes and blogs about them.

Restored historic bungalow is featured Everett Home Tour stop

The new owners received high praise from previous inhabitants for preserving its character.

Oh, the horrors! ‘mother’ an exhausting carnival of chaos

What is “mother!”? The coy publicity for this non-capitalized movie hasn’t revealed… Continue reading

Urban trails: 10 hiking destinations close to home

You don’t have to go into the backcountry to hike through Snohomish… Continue reading

Glamping: This mom’s new fav way to do family vacations

After spending the summer searching for the perfect tent trailer, I finally… Continue reading

This father’s reflections on the joys and fears of parenthood

I loved having children. It’s been one of the high points of… Continue reading

Most Read