Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Floral: Red Climbing Rose Flowers


I am happy to report that my climbing rose has forgiven me for last summer. It is on a south facing cinderblock wall. Normally it does fine in the heat, but this summer just got too hot.

My poor climber has a few brown, sunburned canes. At one point it even lost all its leaves after one too many 120 degree heat waves.

A few weeks ago I gave the plant a nice soaking. And we've had milder weather and even a few drops of rain.

Today I have two little roses and a few buds. The foliage hasn't all come back yet, but I think my rose will be OK. Here is a photo from happier times.

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