Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Slightly irate rose in our garden

I have a confession.

A number of years ago I made Husband take a spade on a walk, dig up a wild rose from the tip and plant it in our garden. Well, be sure your sins will find you out.

The rose we dug up was like the one in the photo a few posts below with that perfect wild rose perfume; the rose that has grown in our garden has become domesticated, multi-petalled and with less scent.

What I want to know is: how did it know it was in a garden and not the wild?


MissKris said...

Here in the western part of America we have rose bushes in some of the strangest places. So many of our pioneers from the east brought 'heirloom' rose bushes along with them when they ventured out to the Wild West in the 1800s. Whenever I spot one in some place remote where you'd never ever expect to see one I always wonder what the history is behind it. Yesterday my Dear Hubby went on a venture to scout for some deer and came across an abandoned school house out in the middle of nowhere, just about completely broken down. Why a school house? Why there?! Oh, if only plants and buildings could talk!!!

NitWit1 said...

We have some climbing roses which look very similar to yours. They seem to be wild and have a faint lovely perfume.

I give them NO care so they just grow.

Mauigirl said...

Whatever, it is very beautiful! I wish our roses looked like that.

CherryPie said...

I just had better conditions to be able to grow in your garden and it flourished because of it :-)

Rose said...

Obviously, it likes your garden, Liz. It really is a beautiful rose. And I'm quite jealous--whenever I've dug up something in the wild, it promptly dies on me.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

You've made it feel too at home !