The Thursday Theme for this week is Think Pink! To find pink at my house I need go no farther than the corner of my garage. This vigorous rose is a Climbing New Dawn. It is a delicate shell pink and has a faint but pleasant rose scent.
This is an amazingly hardy rose. I started this one from a cutting about 15 years ago. My mother was given one of these when I was a boy. She planted it beside a little shed in the back yard and it grew up and over the shed into the alley behind it. Released in 1930, this very healthy climbing rose is a repeat blooming sport of Dr. W. Van Fleet. It blooms profusely in the spring and intermittently over the rest of the year.