This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

mystery garden rose

rose bud 1

This is another thing I found in my plot.

This rose was a tiny plant last spring when I got my new community plot. The leaves were so pretty, I let it grow. But sadly it had no flowers last year.

So this spring I decided to remove it. As I picked up my shovel I noticed - buds! Now I'm curious to see the flowers.

Maybe a beautiful old fashioned heirloom? Double blossoms and heavy scent? Light shell pink or deep magenta? Its probably an just an overgrown root stock.... We'll see...
mystery garden rose: Falstaff maybe?



Blogger Maggie said...

That's exciting! I love a good garden mystery. Please keep us posted!

May 19, 2009 10:06 AM

Blogger Bren said...

What a delight for layout you have shared with us. I can't wait to see what that rose will be.
Enjoy your day in the garden as I know I will.

May 19, 2009 12:27 PM

Anonymous Dee said...

Ohhh... I can't wait to see what it will be! How fun to have a garden mystery.

May 19, 2009 12:33 PM

Anonymous Jim said...

I've got a rose bush in my garden that has never flowered. Any idea why that might be ? It's in a sunny spot and there's lots of new growth each year but no flowers : (

May 25, 2009 4:28 AM


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