Saturday, October 17, 2009
Old Post revisited.....
I posted about this rose a couple of years ago. I love this rose so much that I thought I would bring it to the world's attention again. I think everyone needs this rose.
Her name is 'Aimee Vibert'.
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.
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!
More information about this rose can be found here.