Monday, June 8, 2015

June Roses....Sunny and hot!

We dug these Roses from a county roadside before the county widened the road and the  grader removed them permanently, over 20 years ago. Now despite our goats, the neighbors cows and  one family member's attempts to remove them, they still flourish, and bloom reliably every June.

A little history about the "Seven Sisters" rose
Believed to be brought to this country from France around 1817, Seven Sisters  is a vigorous once-blooming climbing rose that is frequently found in old gardens and home sites throughout the southern United States. The effort that it took to transport them through the intervening miles, those early settlers have left their own testimony about the need for beauty in even the most rugged human existence.

 A rambler canes grow 15-20 feet long. The name origin is believed to come from the roses’ tendency to have multiple colors of flowers in a single cluster as the blooms change colors from deepest pink, to lighter pink, mauve and finally creamy white as they age, this suggested several roses growing together Hence, the name “Seven Sisters”

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