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

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Peggy Martin Rose

This is a beautiful climbing Rose
It blooms in clusters and reminds me of Seven Sisters but..
It is not thorny!

I planted this last year and it is very happy where it lives here at my house. And it's blooming prettily.

I had seen this (kind of ) Rose blooming for the last 10 years hanging over a fence behind my shop and it  trailed all over the fence and trees and bloomed several times during the summer.  So I found the street it lived on and went door to door until I found the owner.  I did get some funny looks, I don't mind telling you!  I didn't care.

It is a dark/light pink if that makes sense.

I did find the owner but she was a very elderly lady who had no idea what "her gardener" planted all those years ago.  And she allowed me to see her garden.  The roses were even more spectacular on her side of the fence even though it was somewhat shady.

And it has tons of buds!

Well, the end of the story is... I saw an article about a Rose that lived through our hurricane Katrina
and they named it after the lady whose home it was growing at. So it is called the  Peggy Martin Rose.  I guess it has been an old rose growing in this area for many, many years but because of Katrina has become available through growers.

And I am happy!


  1. Love it! I will have to tell my bf about it. I know she loves pink and talks about her seven sister's rose. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Whenever I need a rose fix all I have to do is come and visit your blog Jennie. She is so pretty.


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