Please excuse my absence yesterday….I was up at 4AM with my Dad going to airport and was pretty wrecked the rest of the day. Plus I was working on a story about Roses. Roses are not something I generally plant….but I have been trying to be more adventurous lately. I saw so many pretty things that I have decided to go for it with a climbing red rose at the corner of my garage this year. I think that this one (from Baileys) is utterly gorgeous and has the ‘look’ I want, but I am wondering if any of you might make a recommendation for a climber. Here are the guidelines:
- Blood Red — the kind that looks killer with a black and white backdrop. This is on the edge of allowable pinkness…more red would be better.
- Easy – I don’t plant roses for a reason, I’m not patient and I don’t do lots of maintenance
- Climber – to at least 8′
- I’m Zone 6 now — but I would feel safer if it was ok to zone 5.