When I first moved into my house there were two plants, other than the sawtooth oaks and apple trees, that had been planted in the yard on purpose. One was a miniature rose that didn't live long and the other was an unnamed variety of red rose that has survived being mowed down, eaten and generally mistreated. See the first sentence of this post if you're wondering why.
Enter the rose.
The aforementioned red rose that was planted in the middle of the yard by the previous owner? Turned out to be TWO rose bushes planted in the same hole. I have no idea how that happened, but I decided to dig it up last year and move it to a spot where it can get a little more care. The other one went home with my bff, Daphne. I haven't asked her how it's doing yet, but she loves roses, so I have to assume it's thriving.
Since the move, it has put on tons of new leaf growth, and I think I even saw a bud or two the other day. I didn't cut it back before moving it because I thought the added stress would just be too much. I guess I was right because it looks great!
Other roses in my garden:
|Eden Climber (aka Pierre de Ronsard)|
I guess I can say without reserve that I'm now officially hooked on growing roses.
If you don't have a good nursery nearby, find one here:
If you would like to see more blooms, head over and see Carol at May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.