My mother and father in-law gave me money for my birthday so I thought I'd go buy a rose bush! Years ago there were roses here at the house when I moved in, but I had no idea how to take care of them and wasn't interested in learning.
Since I've been gardening for about 20 years now I figure it's about time to take on some bigger challenges, like roses.
I'd seen the Eden Climber in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine and thought it was the absolute bomb! (Pics of what it should look like when it grows up)
When I purchased the plant there were plenty of flowers and buds. Needless to say all the flowers are all dying and no new buds are appearing. After doing some research online I have found that the Eden Climber is not a big fan of the climate where I live, and doesn't winter well. Now I'm wishing I had bought the English Rose I had in my hands first. Hopefully, with a little bit of love and a lot of nurturing, this lemon will eventually turn into lemonade.
Anyway, here are a few before/after shots from my recent pruning.
My husband purchased a rose at the same time, a soft yellow Apertif. Wouldn't you know his plant is loaded with new buds. Oh well. At least I'll have one rose in the yard to photograph.
*In case you were wondering .... the pillows were purchased last year from the Christmas Tree Shop for $5 each, on clearance. Don't you just love a bargain?
* Several of you mentioned the frames I used around the photos in my last post, wondering where I found them. They were actually on the Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 program I have. However, if you don't have PSE, you can find similar frames here. Katie Pertiet is the designer and you'll find pages and pages of them, and at reasonable prices! You can also follow Katie's blog for weekly freebie giveaways, updates on new products, and sales.
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