QUEEN ELIZABETH ROSE and A Tip Towards A Healthy You.

Rosalinda R Morgan

Queen Elizabeth was the first grandiflora rose, introduced in 1954, representing the best characteristics of its parent hybrid tea and floribunda rose. Winner of the AARS Award in 1955, the American Rose Society Gold Medal in 1960, Queen Elizabeth still ranks in the top 10 in popularity over the past 50 years. A classic rose, she was elected to the Rose Hall of Fame and deservedly so. Large trusses of blooms 3 ½” – 4” double on strong, straight stems, it has moderate fragrance and blooms continuously and profusely. The large flowers have lots of petals (35 petals) and are arranged individually or in clusters on the plant. They made great cut flowers. Color is clear, ranging from pale pink to rose or carmine, and is weatherproof in any climate. It has dark green, glossy foliage, very vigorous, and tall, about 4-6 feet or more and 3 feet wide. It…

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A Rose (Top Gun) and a Motivational Tip for the Day

Rosalinda R Morgan

Name of Rose: Top Gun

Class: Shrub

Registration Name: Rosa cv. ‘WEKmoridahor

Parentage: ‘Memorial Day’ x ‘Home Run’

Hybridizer: Tom Carruth

Date of Introduction: 2016

‘Top Gun’ rose is a true breeding breakthrough. True to its name, this new rose tops in disease resistance and flower power. It even shows resistance to rose rosette disease. ‘Top Gun’ offers intense red with dark red veining flowers that seems to glisten in clusters of 3-5 blooms, 3” in diameter with moderate, fruity fragrance. ‘Top Gun’ produces clusters of single to semi-double, and is quick to repeat bloom cycles so you’ll enjoy constant color in your garden, even into late fall. It has large, glossy, full, dark green foliage of 3-7 leaflets that greatly enhanced disease resistance. This tough-as-nails landscape rose grows 3-4 ft. tall x 4-5 ft. wide.

Looking for a tough, easy-care rose with loads of brilliant glistening blooms? ‘Top Gun’…

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Happy New Year

Rosalinda R Morgan

Just saw the ball dropped in Times Square, New York. Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!


I meant to write a post to start the new year but got sidetracked with some issues at my HOA so here is just a quote to start the new year.

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” by Brad Paisley.

Enjoy your New Year’s Day. I’ll be watching the Rose Parade (no football for me) and then the New Year’s celebration in Vienna later in the evening.

Love you all!!!

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A Rose (Mister Lincoln) and a Tip for a Happy, Healthy and Successful Living


IMG_2164Rose:   Mister Lincoln

Class:   Hybrid Tea

Date of Introduction:   1965

Parentage:   ‘Chrysler Imperial’ x ‘Charles Mallerin’

Hybridizer:   Swim & Weeks


Mister Lincoln is the quintessential red rose. Other red roses come and go but Mister Lincoln survives them all. It is still one of the top rated roses both on the exhibition table and in the garden. It has that enduring quality.

Mister Lincoln grow 5-7 ft. tall by 2 ft. wide and produces single long-stemmed blooms. Slender buds open to 6-inch double blooms (40 to 55 petals) with deep velvety red color and very strong damask fragrance. It was an AARS selection winner for 1965. If you need gorgeous red roses for your garden, plant Mister Lincoln rose. Best where days are warm and nights cool.

You can grow Mister Lincoln in pots. Years ago in my old garden, I have one planted in the ground. This year, I bought one for my garden and have it in a pot. It is susceptible to blackspot and mildew but because of its vigorous habit, I just remove the infected leaves. Some gardeners spray them with milk. I still have to try that.


Tip #26 – Dream big. Anything can happen.



Until Next time. Stop and Smell the Roses.

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author & Garden Writer