Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wow, what a fast growing rose!

The rose I am referencing is the Lady Diana.  I had never heard of it before.  I purchase a lot of my roses from the Baldwin County Co-op.  There, the caretaker of plants is a lady named Dina.  She used to work at Bellingrath Gardens and probably has forgotten more about roses than I will ever know.  I have never been disappointed by a rose bought there.
Here is the rose I bought.  It is approximately one foot here and the date shows March.  An extremely healthy looking plant and not really in the best spot.  It's really sandy here.  It was so healthy looking that I felt guilty planting it.

They were throwing some roses away a few weeks ago and I asked if I could have it.  Thinking maybe the rootstock would take off.  Nothing has happened with it.  By the way, JFK rose was also in the bin and mine died.  I am starting to think the JFK does not do well as a bare root.

I did not plant my Lady Diana rose as a bare root but I am pretty sure, Dina did.  So for all intents and purposes, it is a bare root.

Right now, it's approximately 5 feet!  If I want to be conservative it has grown 3 feet in 3 months!  I thought climbing golden showers was fast!

I bought it because I wanted something similar to Belinda's Dream, which I do not own.

Unlike a lot of my roses right now, she is extremely healthy.  I highly recommend this rose.

Sorry it's hard to differentiate her but she is huge.  Her blooms are approximately 3 to 4 inches?  Click HERE for more information on this rose. The cane at the top of the picture is going out of the shot.

Another beautiful rose that I do not remember where it is.  After I finish screening and irrigating the rose garden I will be diligent in identifying them.

I am so proud of this rose plant.  I created it.  I can't wait to see what Isabella will look like.


Don't remember.

Back yard is slowly being screen as I develop terret's syndrome.  You may be able to see the manifold that will be the hub for irrigation.  It the green box.

Ch-ching is doing fabulous.  I didn't plant this bare root.



NellJean said...

Looks like a spammer found your site, above. Need a fake handbag?

Lady Diana is a beauty, isn't she? Named for the late Princess.

I think you mean Own Root, growing on its own roots rather than a graft.

Bare Root means it wasn't potted when you bought it.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

In respect to the spammers, they are a nuisance. However, I didn't want to put the letters thing to block them.

In respect to the rose, I stand corrected. It's grafted. I just know that she buys them bare root and pots them. This begs the question do the big box do that too?

NellJean said...

I think the big box buys potted roses from large nurseries. Where do large nurseries get their roses?

If your buy a #1 rose, the source would not matter unless somebody is rooting Patented Roses illegally.