Friday, April 10, 2009

Old Garden Rose

Rosa spinosissima is an old garden rose that I have had for two years. It did not bloom last year and I was considering replacing it if it did not bloom this year. Much to my delight it made a lovely showing for about three weeks early in the season and therefor may stay.
Old garden roses are ones that have survived hundreds of years (this one is from 1600's) and are fairly tough shrubs. The only downside is that they only bloom once a year, but when it is as lovely a show as this, I'll be happy to wait!

10 comments:

Darla said...

Of course! I'd wait to see that too.

Val at The Illustrated Garden said...

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing this.

Gail said...

They are often the most beautiful roses and seem have fewer problems...It is lovely! gail

Phillip said...

I love those columns!

Stephanie said...

How sweet and beautiful... flowers wrapping around columns.TQ TQ for posting these pictures!

lynn'sgarden said...

Hey Sheila, that's a pretty single white, so delicate...is it fragrant? I also love the Honey Perfume in the previous post. I'm anxiously awaiting my mail order of new roses :)

Kathleen said...

So pretty Sheila ~ I think even more so because they are winding up your columns. I guess that threat is all they needed?!!!!

Sheila said...

Lynn, no this rose is not fragrant, just pretty!

EB said...

Beautiful. I love single-flowered roses too (as well as many others!). Have you tried growing one of the more modern ones? Personally I don't find a short flowering season a problem because I love change in the garden, but I would still like to grow Dainty Bess, White Wings and so on. So many roses to look forward to! I will post pictures of mine as they come out.

Sheila said...

EB, I have Dainty Bess growing in both of my gardens and it also is one of my favorites! I will have to make sure to get a photo of it when it is in bloom!