Best Roses for Cut Flowers in the South
People often ask me to recommend roses to plant that perform well in the South and also hold up well in a vase. They also want roses that are fragrant. I have put together a list of my top ten. Click on the link below to open the chart:
The Royal Gardens
Sunday May 13, 2017
Mark your calendars to join us for the 2018 Open House at the Royal Gardens. We promise you a wonderful day of strolling through both the vegetable and flower gardens.
- Enjoy a walking tour of the gardens.
- Hang out in some of the garden rooms.
- Bring your mother or grandmother to smell her favorite flowers.
- Bring the kids to buy some locally grown flowers for mom.
- Take some beautiful photographs.
- Join us for an old-fashioned tea party with homemade goodies.
2541 Elko Rd Just come visit! Cliff and Mary Royal
Elko, GA. 31025 478-714-3937
Flower Arrangements will be minimally priced.
This is the time of the year when gardening is not very glamorous. At the Royal Gardens we spend many hours preparing the beds, weeding, cutting back perennials, and painting. We recently got a pick up truck load of chicken manure from Leighton and Brenda Cooley of Cooley Farms in Roberta to add to our beds. Let me assure you that unloading a truck load of manure is not very glamorous! We will continue mixing this with some specialized soil we purchased last fall and adding it to all of our flower and vegetable beds. We also have a few wagon loads of our own compost that we have been cooking since last summer. It is also ready to be added to the vegetable beds.
We have also started a number of seeds. Some are growing under the grow lights in my office and others are in the green houses. I used a new way to start seeds for the flowers. It is called seed blocking. I had a fair bit of success. Some seeds did really well, but quite a few finally went into the compost as no shows. I am finding this very discouraging. I plant the seeds, water every day, and still no plants! I honestly don’t have enough money to buy plants. May have to do this for a few flowers I really hope to grow.
The Royal Garden offers a place for friends and family to come and meditate, laugh, and fellowship. We are a small cut flower farm. We sell a wide array of cut flowers such as zinnias, roses, sunflowers, gladiolas, calla lilies, show mums, tulips, daffodils, and dahlias. We offer a wide selection of daylily plants and bearded iris bulbs for sale. We grow and sell multiple varieties of basil, celosia, and ferns.
Clients can come to gardens and cut their own flowers or find us at the International City Farmer’s in Warner Robins, GA and the Perry Farmer’s Market. Our flowers can also be found at the Village Marketplace in Macon GA. and on the tables of the Rustic Bistro in Hawkinsville, Ga. and Grow Restaurant in Macon GA.
We also sell fresh from the garden flower arrangements. Arrangements are made from whatever is blooming at the time and can even be made in your own vase, dish or basket.
We love to have people visit the gardens. Each year on Mother’s Day we host an Open House. This is a perfect time to tour the gardens and share quality time with family and friends. Of course the homemade cakes and goodies from the Royal Gardens’ Kitchen make the trip even sweeter!