Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thriving on Neglect

Ten years ago we crammed three New Dawn climbing roses into the compacted earth near our road, then proceeded never to water or fertilize them. But every Mother's Day, these roses bloom so ferociously cars slow down to take a look.

New Dawn's tender pink blossom belies its strength. This is is the rugged outdoor woodsman of roses. Neither heat, nor Japanese beetles, nor rampant cutting will stop these things.

Do you need a climbing rose? I recommend this one.

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