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.
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!

More information about this rose can be found here.



Sue Swift said...

Lovely - I want one too!

Jim-The Gaudy Garden said...

Janie, I'll take a cutting too, next Spring. I can send you something in return.

janie said...

I will stick cuttings next month, and by Spring, we should have some nice little rose bushes. Great!

Amy said...

Beautiful rose and I bet you are glad you saved it from the burn pile! :)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Janie I am glad you were able to save some with cuttings. I am always on the lookout for a tough rose and this one does seem to be that.It is a lovely one too. Thanks for the tip.

Scott & Liz said...

Great save!!

LeSan said...

I love stories of redemption! Snatched from the clutches of certain death and tenderly brought back to life. Drama, excitement and a happy ending! It is a beautiful rose and sounds like a real trooper.

Sue said...

Hi Janie, Thanks for bringing this post back. I am glad you sought after the cutting so you could give it a chance at life. Awesome! I love the clusters of blooms on it!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Long blooming, healthy and beautiful, what else to want from a rose? Thank you for this post! I want it, too!

Anonymous said...

What a great story, and I am glad you were able to save that rose! (I have been searching for one myself). Thanks for the info! :D

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

What a beautiful rose, and a wonderful story. Fabulous that you saved it. :)

Thomas said...

Janie, thanks for the tip! I know nothing about roses but would love to grow some at our new home. I will have to get this one.

FlowerLady said...

Oh my, how utterly romantic looking this rose is and to think it is wonderfully fragrant too and that you got yours going from cuttings. I'll check with you next spring.