I have a rose bush that seems to be a shrub rose. It grows between 6'-7' tall. It doesn't seem to need support and it doesn't seem to put out that many succors though it does put out some.
It was planted by my Great Grandmother Wood so I have named it "Grandma Wood's Rose". This is just to give it a name.
Grandma Wood was born in 1855 and died in 1944. so it has to be from that time frame. She planted this rose in the family plot of our hometown cemetery. I have been told it is an "Old Fashioned Rose". My mother is the one that told me it was an "Old Fashioned Rose Bush" but she never told me what type or much more information except that she was leaving it alone. Apparently she figured Grandma Wood would come haunt her if she touched her rose bush.
I would love to know what this bush is, partly to know how to properly care for it as In 2009 I was able to get a slip off of it when we were pruning it and planted it on our property. I also would like to let our daughters know what it is as it was planted by their Great, Great Grandmother. As you can see from the photo this bush grows fairly fast as it is the size it is now. It does have thorns and I will try to get a photo of them tomorrow. I can't get any other photos right now as it is dormant. But there are more photos in one of my albums in the photo section of this site.
Please if anyone recognizes what rose this could be please let me know what it is.Thank you for any help you may be able to give me on this.
Feb 25, 2011 | 7:07 PM PST This post has been edited by an administrator
I have an amaryllis that I have been able to keep going for about 5 years. It is budded up and should bloom soon. If I remember right it is a red and white one. I also had one that bloomed last December. That one was orange. Now I have to remember what I am supposed to do with them once they bloom. The one that bloomed in December now has leaves and is going strong. I think I am supposed to let it grow for awhile but I can't really remember what I did the last time. It's nice to have the blooms during the wintertime when there isn't much blooming. I posted a photo of the one that is budded up right now into my photo album. It is in an album titled "Amaryllis".
Today it snowed most of the day. We wound up with about 9" and we are supposed to get more tomorrow. I posted some photos in my albums if anyone is interested in seeing them. I don't know how to put them into this blog. At least it is almost March and should start warming up soon. This snow is heavy and I really hope no more roofs collapse. I feel so sorry for the farmers and anyone else who have lost their buildings from the snow.
Today it is cold here again today. It is only around 21 right now at 11:00 a,m. The weather man says we can expect it to only get to a high of 30s. We are also getting high winds and have high wind warnings of up to 50 miles per hour. It is snowing and we have a couple of inches on the ground already. At least we got rid of most of what was on the ground. They say 3-6" of snow today. More of the same on Sun and maybe even on Monday. I guess you could say "Old Man Winter" still has a hold on us.
It was really nice to have the few nice days that makes it easier to deal with what we are getting now. We took advantage of the great weather and bar-be-cued yesterday. It's nice to read about others that can work outside in their gardens right now. I haven't even been able to see if any of our bulbs have started coming up as that's where the snow didn't melt off during the last few days.
Feb 18, 2011 | 10:50 AM PST
The last three days it has gotten in the 50s. Today it got up to 59 which is great. A lot of our snow has finally melted and we can see spots of the ground. We still have a few weeks of wintertime left so we will probably get more snow but I have to say I am glad to get rid of what we have had. I can see the forsynthia are budding up and have cut some branches to bring in and force into bloom. Still can't see if my bulbs are coming up as they are still under a pile of snow. Our water garden is still covered both with the tarp and leaves we put over it and snow. My husband suggested we uncover it by shoveling off the snow and removing the other covers but we decided to wait until the 1st of March to do so. I can see the bubbler is still working so the fish should be alright but we won't know for sure until we do take off the cover. We think we will be getting a bit more cold weather so have decided to be patient and wait. It is supposed to go down in temps this week. Not as bad as it has been just down to the high 20s and low 30s so I guess patience is what we need right now. I hope everyone has a great day and is able to enjoy this nice weather.
It looks beautiful outside today. The skies are clear and blue and the sun is shining. However it is only about 26 degrees outside so a bit on the cold side. My gardens are still covered with snow but I can see the pile is going down each day. Even though it is cold outside today I can see the eaves are dripping a bit so maybe the snow melt is continuing. Tomorrow it is supposed to go up into the mid 30's which should help with getting rid of some of the snow. I am waiting patiently to be able to see how the things in my garden made it through this winter. I have some new shrubs that we didn't have time to plant before the weather turned bad so we just put them into the ground in their pots. While shopping in Lowes we found several shrubs that they had really reduced down. They were a few things I wanted to get anyway so my husband and I just put them into a spot where we had been growing cucumbers. We plan on planting them into their permanent locations if they make it through out winter.
I am also anxious to see how our water garden made it through the winter or rather the fish in our water garden. I can't tell until the snow melts off of it as it is covered. We put a bubbler in it each winter and cover it with a tarp along with some leaves. This has helped us keep the fish for several years. We did have some loses last year as it wound up getting about five feet of snow on it and the bubbler quit. We couldn't do anything about it and lost most of the fish we had. I think about three fish made it through that year. This year the bubbler has continued to work so I am hoping the fish will be alright.
Today it is beautiful outside. It reached 50 degrees, the snow is melting and the skies are beautiful. There are clouds but not stormy ones. Happy Valentines. Happy Valentine's Day.
Unfortunately the temperature dropped in the afternoon so we got a glimpse of spring here. It's a bit early for it anyway. Tomorrow is supposed to be cold with the prospect of a small amount of snow. However after that it is supposed to be in the high 30 and 40's for a few days and they even say that it might get to 50 again by the weekend. I guess we are in the ups and downs right now. I took a walk today and found the forsynthia are budding up witch was nice to see. I may decide to cut a few branches so that I can get them to bloom inside. I think it would give a taste of spring. It will be another month before things even get much warmer and usually it is Memorial Day Weekend before most things can be planted in our gardens. Seeds can be done sooner but not the plants. So I guess I will get started on spring cleaning inside to make the time go by faster. That way once it does get warm I can go outside and play.
Feb 4, 2011 | 7:18 AM PST
Today is 2/3/2011 and it is beautiful outside. We still have a lot of snow on the ground but the skies are blue and the sun is shining which is great. The temperature is only around 32 degrees but that is warm enough so we can get a little melt down.
Feb 2, 2011 | 7:21 AM PST
So far this 2nd storm isn't too bad. It warmed up to 32 so instead of sleet, ice or snow we are getting rain. If the temp. doesn't drop before this storm is done we shouldn't have very many problems. The scanner is quite quiet so that's another good thing for this area anyway. If the temp. drops I think we may have a bit of a problem because that will of course mean ice which is what was fore cast for our area. We are alright anyway. I have flashlights, water set aside and the generator is ready to go so I guess it's just a case of wait and see what cards we are dealt. Meanwhile it's catch up time on things inside so that once it warms up I can then catch up outside.
Feb 1, 2011 | 4:40 PM PST This post has been edited by an administrator
It snowed all day long today. We got about 8" of snow. Another storm is on the way tomorrow and they say it will bring more snow than we got today. I posted some photos in my albums if anyone would like to see them. I don't know how to put them on this blog.