Trouble in Paradise
I have posted previously about running into problems with trying to plant roses, and my parents' resistance to the endeavor (specifically my dad). I had learned a while back that he planned to redo the front flower bed, and I was surprised since the plants there are so mature. I agreed with it though because the way it is laid out, trees and the house shade it almost continuously so that nothing which blooms can be grown there.
I asked him the other day if I could plant some roses there when he pulled everything out, and he said that he wouldn't allow anymore roses to be planted around the house. Imagine my shock when he says no more roses can be planted, and I have nearly 30 roses sitting on the back porch in pots. Most of them will be going to the cemetery, but a handful like Reines des Violettes and Souv. D'Elise Vardon I originally ordered for my own uses.
So here I sit twiddling my thumbs and scratching my head, trying to figure out what I'm going to do. I put a lot of time and energy into researching roses that would do well here. I have two spaces where I intend to pull up already planting roses and I will use those. Other than that I'm possibly facing a situation where I may have to give the roses away.
Do any of y'all folk with more life experience have any suggestions? It'd be a shame to see them go.