A Giant in the rose world

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by David C. H. Austin, both then 90 years old, at the David Austin Roses garden at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 23, 2016. Behind Mr. Austin is his son David J. C. Austin, managing director of David Austin Roses.

On Dec. 18, 2018, the rose world lost a giant, a rosarian who changed the rose world. In a century dominated by the extreme hybridization of hybrid tea roses, David Austin fell in love with old garden roses, those roses that existed before 1867. Continue reading on The Blowing Rocket….