Saturday, December 29, 2007

Texas Rose Rustler

This is not about the TRR, but rather about a rose. Not even a Texas rose, just one that grows here in Texas.

I got an email from 'Don and Pat' this morning, letting us know that they need/want things for the TRR Newsletter. So, this is what I sent them.

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rosa 'Aimee Vibert'

I have this rose. I love this rose!

I first saw it in my absentee neighbors yard, and I coveted it from first sight. It grows under a big old hackberry tree there, with never a bit of care, watered only with rainfall, and never fed.

I decided I would have a cutting when the appropriate time came. Actually, the appropriate time would be whenever I had time, but I was on a dead run all the time, and just didn't get over there to 'borrow' a cutting.

Then one day, it was gone. I was horrified!

As it happened, the neighbor had 'pruned' the rose.
In August.
He cut it to the ground.

I looked around for the cuttings, as I knew they were somewhere. I found them on the 'burn pile'. (Those things designated as needing to be disposed of made up the 'burn pile'.) The rose had been cut for at least 3 days, so I didn't have much hope for the survival of any stuck cuttings, but felt I should try anyway.

So, I drug a nice cane home and cut it up and stuck it all. I had 7 nice cuttings.

I got 7 rooted cuttings.

This is the toughest rose, so hardy in heat and cold. It responds to the slightest kindness with beautiful blankets of delicate blooms. Starting with the palest of pink, it actually blooms white in big clusters, and the fragrance is amazing! In my garden, this rose blooms off and on for the whole of spring, summer and autumn. I have never had to spray it for any disease!

I would urge everyone to try this rose in their garden. It is a winner!

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And I included the picture and info from Google Images;

http://www.rosegathering.com/photos/noisettes/vibert.jpg

This is one rose that I hope I always have.

5 comments:

OhioMom said...

Oh WOW ... it is cloudy and cold and dreary here in the NE, sigh ... I can almost smell your roses :)

Rose said...

That's a gorgeous rose! If they bud pink and bloom white do you get a showing of the two colors or do they all open at once?

I have a wild, yellow rose that I have not been able to identify. I'm sure it's an antique since it came from an old farmstead. It has single petals and is very very thorny and the leaves are very small and dark green. My tiny start bloomed twice this past summer.

It's so nice to meet another gardener! I'll add you to my blog roll also.

janie said...

Yes, you get a show of the two colors. They open a few at a time, and they are the biggest bouquets!

Is your yellow rose a climber?

OhMom, you need to move to Texas. Or to the South, at least. Your bones are going to freeze up there in Cleveland. You could do 'Cooking in Corpus Christi'.....

Jean said...

Hmmm, How 'bout Cooking in Cairo (GA)? Roses are bloomin' over there, too.

I was reading about noisettes the other day. Seems they have roots (literally) in Charleston.

Cooking in Charleston? Could you do 'low country cooking' O'Mom?

janie said...

I bet she could cook anywhere!

'Cooking in Castroville'...... that's just south of San Antonio, OM. I bet you could do something with some of those hot peppers!