Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I just had to laugh

Photo from 8/27/09:

Then on 8/31/09 ...

This rose bush was headed to the compost bin at work. It was not performing as it should have (really long canes) so I took it home to the great expanse of our backyard - where it proceeded to take over with really long canes. I took it down to the ground (actually below ground) and walked away. It came back and then decided to bloom.

This is where I quote one of my favorite gardeners, Felder Rushing: "You can prune a rose with a cherry bomb and it will bloom."

He's right.


YayaOrchid said...

Your soil looks so dark and healthy! You've given the rose a good foundation.

Tufa Girl said...

Thank you. It started out as a dry area over the septic. You are actually looking at pecan hull mulch that has broken down nicely. The grass is constantly wanting to grow here now.

Muhammad khabbab said...

Yap the saying is true, rose bush is very hardy. So its mulch which has broken down and doing wonders for you. great job.