This is my 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.
Hartwood Roses is giving away a New Dawn rose. You should enter today.
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!