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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It’s A New Dawn

The sun is finally shining strong this AM and it certainly feels like a new dawn. With the recent rains, the garden was starting to look a bit droopy, particularly the roses in bloom. This morning as I gazed over the grounds, ‘New Dawn’ seemed to be perking up again. This prolific climbing rose is a classic; kind of like an old '55 T-bird. Although this honey of a plant is susceptible to the usual diseases/insects that cause such dilemma with our roses, this variety makes up for any misgivings with its sprawling beauty. Its soft blush color blends nicely with other perennials and is a true treat. Try it with Clematis 'Henryi' for a stunning combination.

This rose can outlive you so it is one of those plants you want to add to your shopping list; that is if you are in this gardening thing for the long haul. I may have mentioned this climber in passing but I have never given this rose its own feature post. And if this doesn’t convince you to add a 'New Dawn' to your garden, then listen to Michael Buble belt this song out. If you don’t perk up after listening to this song, then reread yesterday’s post, ‘Checking The Vital Signs.’ Have a great day. Annie

Photo of 'New Dawn' by Greg Bilowz
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