Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Roses are the universal flower
What gardener doesn’t like roses? I love roses, but as I have stated in this blog before, I have terrible luck growing them. Any rose bush that I buy ends up dead within months of arriving in my garden.
I suppose one of the reasons this happens is that I have a problem with spraying chemicals on any plant and spraying is part of the process that keeps roses healthy.
These pictures are from my one and only thriving rose bush; it has been with me for three years. It came as a cutting from my Dad’s garden and, thankfully, this one I have not managed to kill.
The great things about this rose are that it is not susceptible to disease, has no thorns, and it flowers year-round. This month's blooms are the most it has ever had in the three years it has been in my garden.
What I most love about this rose is that it changes color it during the life of the flower, a wonderful sight to see. The different colors on one bush--dark pink, yellow, and a combination of both, make for a gorgeous corner of my garden!