Wednesday, 13 August 2014

My newest rose - pink and green

Flowers are one of my passions. Roses in all forms and fields - drawing, post stamps, prints, quilting and gardening. There was time when roses were something kind of unavailable as I did not have a garden. I still don't have one and yet roses live here. I had to kill a few mini roses in pots in order to make growing them at home possible. Only one of them survived 3 years; the previous ones -  just a few months /see end of this post for tips on successful rose at home gardening strategy and tips/

I buy roses for my mom's garden and I used to feel sorry I couldn't have one at home. The three years success encouraged me and I have now 2 garden roses in pots. It is their second year in my winter garden and they feel good. One bloomed this Easter, the other will be bloming in a week.

The greatest thing about garden roses in a pot is the fragrance. Most minis won't give you more than visual pleasure. Garden ones feel the air with their aroma!

The lost of the first successful rose and the flowering plants of the same type in moms garden this spring, made me search for a new plant for my garden. The pink roses here are from moms roses of this kind. And I found one. One glorious bushy pot among yellowish, dried pots in the garden shop. So I brought it home shaded with the shop brochure in the sunniest afternoon of that week and gave it a good shower to welcome it. 

It has no aroma, it has no new buds now, but  it has greenish buds, blooms in pink and fades in green and, to be even more special, it cuts the faded flowers itself. Looking forward to next blooms while the last of the store-bought flowers last.

And here are all the new growths on my first garden rose - 6 new shoots in a week!
Would love a rose in your all-pots garden too and usure how it works? 

It is brilliantly simple - fresh air. You have to pot it in a place it will receive plenty of fresh air. The only difference between my survivor and the ones that did not made it was the side of the window they lived on. Put it outside and it will be happy. Winter garden for the winter is OK, as long as fresh air comes in regularly. Than tune the watering regime and it will be more than happy. Small post require daily watering during hot months. 

Chilly months watering is another thing to pay attention to - I lost my pioneer rose with too little water in early spring. Too much water is bad but too little may it kill it too. Be careful and watch for  its needs. I just did not have the time... and they were little plants.
I have not forgotten it is a sewing-quilting blog too. Just finished my Saturday sewing project and will post it later today. It is fast, comfortable and really beautiful!

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