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Wordless Wednesday II: From bareroot roses to first blossom [Mar. 28th, 2012|12:43 pm]
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[User Picture]From: rosefiend
2012-03-29 03:05 pm (UTC)

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What kind of rose is it? Nice foliage for a hybrid tea!! Is it fragrant?

My roses are leafing out but we don't get blossoms until next month (at the earliest)
[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2012-03-29 06:15 pm (UTC)

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It's called White Licorice. I'm a sucker for fragrant roses, so the catalog copy convinced me I should buy it: "These pastel lemon-chiffon to ivory-white blooms may appear quiet and subdued, but they literally shout their presence with unparalleled perfume - a sweet licorice and lemon blossom aroma that will make you swoon with delight." How's that for good writing? :)

Sadly, I must admit that those beautiful leaves are now covered with black spot--victims of our hot/cold, wet/arid temps of late, plus (ahem) the unintentional overwatering of an overly attentive mama. But thanks to good gardening advice from my local nursery and FB friends, I think I've got that under control now. The plants will look better when glossy new leaves replace the diseased ones (please oh please, let that be true). :(