As part of my “Before 30″ list I have vowed to learn something new every year. And for my 24th year I started rose gardening. This winter I selected 2 roses from David Austin Roses (with the help of Lara) I planted them in huge pots this spring.
They have had a rough first season (between the heat, bugs, a newbie rose gardener, etc), but this morning I woke up to a lovely surprise. My Abraham Darbys are fully open! Last night they looked like your average rose, open and pretty but average. I wondered if I did something wrong. But today they exploded into a cups of fragrant petals.
Knowing we had some violent storms on the way I snipped 2 for our dining room. There are bunch more ready to open and my Wildeve is also looking promising (but smaller).
I’m pretty proud of myself. It’s been very rewarding so far. I’m day dreaming of the day when we have some land and space for a beautiful garden so I can add more to my collection and really let these roses go wild. Next house Lindsey… next house.
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