Are you ready for some rosy goodness??
My roses are doing fabulous right now.
I had a grand time walking among them this morning capturing a few photos.
My arbor out front is dripping with vibrant Tess d’ Ubervilles
and my Eden is fast catching up.
I am so in love with her delicate beauty.
I wish I had somewhere else to park my Burb but my driveway is still full of stuff.
From a little further back so you get the entire view.
All of my climbers are doing quite well.
My side porch posts will soon be nothing but roses.
(From back to front, Zepherine Drouhin, William Baffin, Dream Weaver)The ground cover roses are also putting on a show.
The pink lovelies are Petal PusherHappy Chappy fits its name, it just beams cheer.
A closer lookThis petite white rose is an aggressive grower, it will root wherever a cane touches the ground, it spreads and covers an area in not time.
The added bonus is it blooms non-stop all summer.I transplanted a couple climbers next to my studio last summer.
I thought they were the same variety.
I was mistaken, but they still look pretty.
Charles Darwin was my very first David Austin English rose.
That was more than 15 years ago.
I have many more English roses now, some are still in pots and need to find a home in the ground.
And though this is not a rose….
it was just too gorgeous not to share.
This is a clematis, whose name I have forgotten.
And here is a bit of a funny.
You know that rose starting trick on Pinterest and all over the web??
The one where you stick a rose cane in a potato and voila’
you get another rose???
Well, I didn’t get a rose…
instead, I got potatoes!
You can still see the rose cane sticking out.
The top above the soil was all brown and dead but I see the underneath is still green.
I replanted it to see if the rose cane would actually grow
and maybe I will get more potatoes too.
For my tried and true rose propagating method feel free to click on over to that post.