Saturday, July 23, 2011

Climbing Roses

I bought some gorgeous climbing roses back in the spring. It took me awhile to figure out where I wanted to plant them. I finally decided and well after planting them the weather warmed up and the drought hit us hard. They looked pretty pitiful and to be honest I was not sure they were going to make it.

I walked out back tonight and look what I found!

We had rain three days this past week. My roses apparently LOVED that. This one is a little weak compared to the blooms it was getting but to me it is still beautiful.

Look there is another bud about to bloom! I can't wait. I am hoping that I will soon have clusters like I had back in the spring. I thought I had taken pics to share but for some reason I can not find those.
Here is the one bush that has done relatively well compared to its sister. It has always been a full plant. No buds on it yet though.

I ended up planting them on either side of the guest bedroom window. I am hoping they will climb up the brick eventually on their own but I have a feeling I will need to buy some trellis to help them out.

Hope your weekend is going well! Off to Baskin Robins. Littliest is dying to get a Captain America Sundae even though it is bigger than him!;)



3 comments:

  1. It is always exciting to get that first bloom. Those will look great climbing that wall.

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  2. Oh if they climb up on the wall, it is going to be fabulous. Congrats on the first bloom!

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  3. They will look beautiful around that window, Pamela. I found that when I stopped babying my roses they did much better. Of course, they need water, but a long time ago I used to get the stuff for the black spot on the leaves and I also used old banana peels chopped up and dug around them. I'm seeing some really resilient plants coming back for me that I thought died from all our heat and humidity.

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