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The Rose in My Garden
By Linda Pitra
Posted on 6/5/2020 9:40 AM
I planted a climbing rose, bare root, two springs ago. I looked long and hard to pick the perfect rose to climb on my new arbor with plans for it to reach up and cross-over with my periwinkle blue Clematis, ‘Romana’.  I reviewed how to plant bare root since it had been a while since I’d planted a bare root plant. I planted the little beauty along side the arbor excited about its future.  The very next day I visited the arbor to find a rabbit bit it off nearly to the ground!  Imagine!  And there was the remains laying on the ground beside it…the darn bunny didn’t even eat what he’d destroyed.  Needless to say, I caged the poor thing, and today, two years later, it's loaded with buds that are ready to burst.  It is a classic English-Style rose with double pink and cream color petals.  Jackson Perkins’ website states that It was selected as the “World’s Favorite Rose” in 2006.  This climber reaches 8 to 10 feet in height. It is a member of the Romantica series.  It is disease resistant but not bunny resistant!! 

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