Sunday, April 5, 2009
i love these pale, pale pink roses. They are New Dawn roses.
After we moved into our old house, I planted a New Dawn climbing rose by the side door. I gave it a little trellis to climb on. It outgrew that little trellis in one season. I gave it a much bigger trellis. A few seasons later, it had even outgrown the big trellis. That's what I love about these roses. They climb enthusiastically and bloom generously. I had a beautiful cloud of green leaves and pink blossoms growing up and over my side door.
I love how this rose looks climbing up on this tree.
When we moved to Kentucky, our new house already had roses in our front yard and by our back porch. They are called "Knock Out Roses". I had never heard of these before we moved here. They are bright red and look pretty all spring and summer.
Yesterday I spent two hours trimming these rose bushes so they would be ready to blossom again this season. That's what made me think about roses today. I have to get some better gloves, though. I was stuck many times by thorns, and I had to pull two out of my hands with tweezers. Ouch! They look pretty but they can be dangerous!