I’ve been using some of my spare time to work in my garden. I don’t seem to have as much spare time this spring as I have other years, but I’m trying!
I’m slowly getting the annual flowers that I purchased a week or two ago planted in the garden and I’ve been trimming and pruning the roses and other plants as I work in the garden. It’s amazing how fast some of my roses grow.
One of my roses – William Baffin – a Canadian Explorer rose, is absolutely gigantic. I was taking pictures of it the other day because it’s in it’s first huge spring flush and it’s just heavy with flowers. I swear there are well over 1000 roses on the plant. There could even be 2000 roses. I kid you not. The rose is at least 16 feet tall and maybe 12 feet wide. It’s almost impossible to take a decent picture of the whole bush in my tiny yard because I can’t get far enough away from the rose to take a full picture.
Unfortunately it rained all day yesterday and that beautiful rose plant couldn’t take all the rain. A lot of the big branches in the center that were heavy with roses drooped to the ground and now it’s going to take two or three of us to lift them up and get them standing again. The rose is just too big!
Considering where the big branches fell it might be a good thing that the outdoor dining set at BistroSets.com that I ordered didn’t arrive yet because that’s just where I was planning on putting it. It would have been toppled over by the huge rose branches. I know most people don’t think of a rose plant as being so huge it could be destructive, but I know it’s possible.