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"Won't you come into my garden? I would like my roses to meet you!"

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Dawn Climbing Rose

Every time I saw a picture in a book of amazing pink climbing roses, it was the New Dawn.
I had to have one!
It is in my back yard and I am training it to run along my little garden fence.
I think this is the  fourth year since planting.  The first year I almost dug it up and threw it away.  Lots of long thorny (huge nasty thorns) canes but no flowers.

I can see it from my windows.  The windows face west.  I think they get more sun on the outside of the fence because along the fence they are prettiest on the outside. 
The next two years the same thing but with a few flowers that rarely opened nicely.  The thrips were merciless.
This year I sprayed before buds and gave it a systemic dousing too.  
Hate chemicals but I was determined to have pretty roses!
And this is the best year they have had and they are beautiful.  
I'm glad I stuck with them.

Last is a picture of Frog and Toad in the Verbena.  See them?
This is my post for Flaunt your Flowers Friday .  See Tootsie for more pretty blogs.
I will try to remember to fertilize too!


  1. Your roses are truly lovely!

  2. Hi Jeannie. I have a New Dawn also and I love the thing when it blooms. The shape of the blooms are so pretty. The only thing I have against it is that it only blooms once with maybe a couple of blooms in the Fall.I wish it bloomed all summer.It does make for pretty pictures too.

  3. What a spectacular rose and love your fence!

  4. What a Lovely Rose & such a pretty creamy pink color! They look Heavenly!!

  5. aloha,

    i love all the roses coming out in your garden today especially those gorgeous whites

    thanks for sharing this today

  6. The roses looks so pretty along your fence!

  7. Hi-
    I am so glad I found your blog tonight.
    I am linking to the same party.
    Come by if you can- my post mentions a wonderful rose food.

    I am off to find a New Dawn rose.

    White Spray Paint

  8. See...patience truly is a virtue in gardening. Aren't you glad you didn't yank it out? Your New Dawn looks fabulous in the spot that you picked.

  9. Oh your roses are so pretty! We are do for a freeze tonight- Spring has not been informed it's time to come to Colorado!!

    The piece of fabric on the cushion you mentioned on the comment you left I found years ago at a garage sale. Just a few dollars and it had never been used!!!

    thank you for sharing about the rose giveaway!! I am going over now!! oh my just can't say no to a rose!

    bee blessed

  10. I am amazed at how tall your roses are! They are beautiful, thanks so much for sharing these pictures Paula from Idaho

  11. Oh, the roses! I live far enough north that it's a real challenge to grow them here. But I have always heard what a blessing it is to have a thorn bush that has roses. Enjoy!

  12. Hi Jeannie, Thank You for stopping by Avalon's Garden and signing on as a Follower.Hope to see you on F/F , Have a great week!

  13. Thanks for visiting me and for the lovely comments. And how great that you've actually lived next door to my home town!

    I love your blog; aren't gardens wonderful!


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