Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A few years back we bought this rose
in celebration of our love and marriage.

It is a wonderful rose with a lovely scent.






Red ~ Love, respect

White ~ Reverence, humility

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The information below was found at Help Me Find Roses.
The rose was voted Excellent by Help Me Find members.

ARS: Red blend Grandiflora. Registration name: JACtwin.

Exhibition name: Love.


Origin: Bred in United States (1980) by William A. Warriner.

Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co.

Class: Grandiflora.

Bloom: Red blend, white reverse. Strong fragrance. 30 to 35 petals.
Average diameter 4".


High-centered bloom form.
Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Habit:
Armed with thorns.

Growing: USDA zone 6b through 9b .
Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.


Spring Pruning:
Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross.

In warmer climates,
cut back the remaining canes by about one-third.

In colder areas,
you'll probably find
you'll have to prune a little more than that.


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The cure for all the ills and wrongs,
the cares, the sorrows,
and the crimes of humanity,
all lie in that one word
"love."

It is the divine vitality that
everywhere produces and restores life.

To each and every one of us,
it gives the power of working miracles
if we will.

Mrs. L.M. Child
Taken from the book
The New Dictionary of Thoughts
A Collection of Twenty Thousand Thoughts

4 comments:

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Your words and photos are always inspiring.

Cameron

Sharon said...

That's lovely.

My dear husband bought me my first rose for the garden last Mother's day. It was a yellow climbing rose and it bloomed for 3 months after we planted it. I look forward to enjoying its beauty again this coming summer.

Thanks for your lovely posts :)
Sharon

FlowerLady said...

Thanks Cameron. I had tried to do this posting earlier, but the Blog website was having a problem and I couldn't upload my pictures, so I had to wait a few hours.

Have a nice day.

FlowerLady

FlowerLady said...

Thanks Sharon. You are going to enjoy that climbing rose for many years to come. Do you know the name of it? Roses are an addiction, so watch out, you can't just have one.

FlowerLady