Dr. JH Nicolas Climbing Rose:
I thought that since I’ve been on a bit of a doctor and nurse kick this week I might as well introduce you to the only rose I own with the title of doctor. LOL
Dr. JH Nicolas and I had a very tenuous beginning. I planted him in my front flower bed the first year that I got him, but he didn’t grow much. The front flower bed tends to be drier than the other garden beds because of the roof over hang above it. This bed is also on the North side of the house so the light is not as bright either. At any rate, Dr. JH Nicolas wasn’t growing and with it being I climbing rose I knew something was not right.
The following spring the doctor was not looking good. Most of my other roses had leave buds or even leaves by sometime that April. When the doctor still didn’t have leaf buds by May I thought it was a goner. One of the branches near the base had some green on it though so I decided to dig it up and place it in the back garden. I admit I didn’t think it would live and I planted it almost behind another rose.
Well the little guy thrived in it’s new home. This year, it’s second year in it’s new garden bed it grew to 7 or so feet tall and bloomed a good portion of the season. It might even still have some blooms right now.
So I guess the moral of my story is Don’t give up on your Doctor. Ban am bam
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