Peggy Martin Talks Old Roses
On Saturday, January 12, 2019, Kaufman County Master Gardeners hosted noted rosarian Peggy Martin at the First Baptist Church of Kaufman. Ms. Martin, for whom the Peggy Martin rose was named, talked about the history of that rose. It survived being under about 20′ of salt water for two weeks following Hurricane Katrina . The only other survivor was one crinum.
The Peggy Martin rose is a robust climber that is thornless, with abundant clusters of small, pink flowers. Once it is established, it will rebloom in the fall when the hot temperatures abate.
Ms. Martin, a long-time member of the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society, spoke about using old garden and antique roses as part of your landscape. Other roses discusses included Plum Perfect, Ducher, Julia Child and Mrs. Anthony Waterer. These roses, as well as the Peggy Martin, had been offered for pre-sale and were available for pickup at the seminar.