Saturday, June 2, 2012

Climbing roses

I had the occasion to drive down SE 39th recently (excuse me, Cesar Chavez Blvd) and saw a lovely sight.  A large tree, might have been a magnolia, has light pink climbing roses growing way up through it's branches.  There are roses blooming 20 or 30 feet up in this tree!  So beautiful!

In my neighborhood, there is a red climbing rose growing up into a tree as well.  Not as high, but just as lovely.

Years ago I planted a native rose at the foot of our Chinese maple but it never climbed.  Probably didn't get enough sun, but also might not have been a climber.

One of these days I'll get a new phone with a good camera in it, and then I can have a show and tell...


  1. Sounds lovely. I love roses, but too scared to try growing them (aren't they fickle?).

  2. Well, they can be fickle, but some are hardy and worth it...