Monday, May 18, 2009

Climbing New Dawn

I know I said no more flower pictures for awhile, but these are SO pretty.

The individual roses are a lovely soft pink and are even fragrant.

The Climbing New Dawn has been around for a long time. It has taken over the corner of our garage. I have the old climbing Red Blaze on the front porch and this one on the garage.

I took a start of this from a bush that was on an old house that had been abandoned for demolition. I knew what it was because my mother had one when I was a kid. Someone gave her a start that she planted next to a little woodshed in the rear of our back garden. It grew so large it reached clear over the shed into the alley behind. This is a wonderful old rose. It grows on its own roots, rather than needing to be grafted to a hardier root stock. It IS the hardy root stock for a number of roses. It is very healthy and disease resistant. After an initial burst of bloom in the spring it blooms somewhat all summer and more again in the fall. People driving by will stop to admire it sometimes.


RennyBA said... [Reply to comment]

I do understand why people stop to see this beautiful rose - breath taking - take good care of it!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I never grow tired of seeing your flower pictures - that rose is spectacular. Another difference in our language - I think what you call "start" we would call "cutting". I could be wrong as I'm no gardener. My father, however, was a judge of Leeds' best gardens, an annual competition. He won the cup so many times that he was asked to go on the panel.
He developed his love of gardening rather late in life after a serious road accident which robbed him of a leg and it was whilst he was recovering (over four years) that he suddenly started reading books on gardening. Just shows, you're never too old to learn.

This week is Chelsea Flower Show here in England and it's an absolute "must-see" for me on tv every evening.


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the link about hummingbird moths.. Maybe what I saw resembles the insect but I'm not sure because I was still distant when I saw it near the flower.. Thanks..

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Those are lovely roses... Can't help but admire the dainty color.. :)

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

J'admire votre rosier grimpant à la couleur rose pâle et... aux fleurs parfumées, dîtes-vous !
Superbe !
Je viens d'aller couper les roses fanées du jardin - je n'ai pas fini mais il fait trop chaud à 15 heures ! Il serait bon de faire une bonne pulvérisation de "bouillie bordelaise" pour mes plantes !!!
Bonne journée et bisous.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Anne - I have grown roses from cuttings, the term is the same here. I called this a start because it was from a brance that had lain on the ground long enough to take root and throw up new shoots. I just snipped it off and replanted it on the corner of my garage. Almost the same as a cutting but not quite.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

It beats my tulips! ;)