‘Golden Gate’ roses by Kordes in full splendour on a Classic Garden Elements ‘Rose Obelisk II’.

The Classic Garden Elements three-winged ‘Rose Obelisk II’ supports the bushy, upward- growing ‘Golden Gate’ rose by Kordes (2005) in the show gardens of the Rosen-Union in Steinfurth, Germany. Perhaps a good way to let this rose live up to its name would be train it on a metal rose arch, where its golden-yellow, half-full […]

The ‘Sweet Laguna’ climbing rose on a Classic Garden Elements rose obelisk.

At the Kordes show garden in Sparrieshoop, the long canes of the ‘Sweet Laguna’ climbing rose are trained spirally on a Classic Garden Elements ‘Charleston’ rose pillar obelisk.

‘Kir Royal’ growing on a Classic Garden Elements ‘Rose Obelisk II’

The Classic Garden Elements ‘Obelisk II’ has become the definitive metal support frame for roses. In this picture by Friedrich Strauss the obelisk supports a ‘Kir Royal’ rose.

Richly Coloured Rose-Lined Path with a ‘Charleston’ Garden Obelisk

A pathway lined with a colourful array of pillar-supported climbing roses (from right to left): ‘Laguna’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Eden Rose 85’, and ‘Constance Spry’. In this garden courtyard in the Taunus area near Frankfurt, the roses bloom simultaneously from the base of the obelisk to the top. The secret is to train them to grow […]

A rose obelisk in full splendour

The stunning ‘Laguna’ climbing rose by Kordes Rosen (1995) on a Classic Garden Elements round ‘Garden Obelisk I’ at the town hall garden in Worms. The large blooms appear in thick clusters in intense magenta pink. Containing up to 55 petals, the bud is round and thick, and opens up as a shallow cup with […]