So when we bought our first home, I tried over and over to grow long-stemmed type roses in our full sun backyard. That's what the books recommended. Over and over the roses bushes would die. Even the existent rose bushes that came with the house all died off within a few years (the ones in the full sun) and the ones in the shady front yard continued to grow. What gives, I thought? To this day, I can't explain the success of the ones in the front yard. However, I just finally had success. Now, it's only been a few months (and I tend to kill them after the first year), however the growth of this bush gives me hope!
|Here's the rose bush only 2 months in the ground, already growing!|
|October 2012, already almost as tall as the deck rail!|