Rose Support Update

I thought I'd show you some updated photos of the rose support now that the plant has leafed out and blooming.

I love having structures peeking though foliage!


That's the view from my neighbor's side. Here's one from mine:

Looks good from the end too:

I love the way the sunlight highlights the edges, and the mix of wood and plant and pole:

...and the way the bars shine in the sunlight. The contrast with the arching canes is exactly what I hoped for!

I've been fertilizing the plant regularly too, which has resulted in the growth of several new canes:

I'm going to keep up with this and see if I can get this thing to bloom throughout the summer. I expect that the heat will stop the blooming, but we'll see. (It's never been a rebloomer for me before)

This was one of the most annoying plants in the garden last year, and now it's a favorite!


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Rock rose  – (May 23, 2017 at 8:46 AM)  

Looks lovely and the rose clearly likes it s new support. I think you said this was Zepherine d. I have one on a wall and have struggled to keep it from growing outwards. I did a major number on it this year cutting back to just a couple of canes. I read about rejuvenating this rose on YouTube. They said it would start to produce new canes at the bottom which would be more productive. The new canes and growth are amazing and next year I am hoping for a very full bloom. It has put out several new blooms since the cutting back. I have been remiss in pruning it properly.

outlawgardener  – (May 23, 2017 at 9:14 AM)  

It's amazing how that rose has gone from giving you consternation to providing joy. It sure looks great with the support you designed and made!

Alan  – (May 23, 2017 at 1:20 PM)  

Jenny: Yes, it's Zepherine d. I'm pretty excited about the new canes, but the existing foliage is already getting some black spot. I think it's unavoidable here.

Peter: most of my other plants (bamboo) are the opposite, giving me consternation now. ;)

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (May 23, 2017 at 2:57 PM)  

YOur support is still a thing of beauty--and envy :-).

A Casa Madeira  – (May 23, 2017 at 6:01 PM)  

I loved meeting you.

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