Friday, May 28, 2010

Everyone's Rose

This is a cutting that I made from the rose bush below. I did it like my grandmother did. After the blooms were gone I cut a piece from it and planted it with a canning jar over it. By fall it had sprouts and I left the jar on the next winter, and took it off in the following spring. I did several and they all grew.
This is the big rose in a vacant lot by us. It gets no feed, pruning, insecticide or fungicide. Yet it is probably the most beautiful rose in the neighborhood. It has it all figured out, living all on its own, completely trusting, requiring only what God gives. I love it and I'm sure it loves me back. Happy Friday everyone!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love that rose bush and will have to try your method of starting a rose bush. I do remember my grandmother doing that also. Have a great Friday!

Connie said...

Interesting way to start a rose bush! It's beautiful!

Wanda said...

I've successfully started two rose bushes from trimmings that I planted in a cold frame...your way seems much simpler, Peggy! I will have to try it! The pink rose bush is lovely!
Enjoy your weekend!