Sunday, March 22, 2009

Rosebuds and Waiting...

Look Nikki Polani! I haven't killed your roses yet. :P

When I last left off, I had vigorously pruned and then potted five rose bushes that Nikki was generous enough to give me. They took a little while to settle in, but are now giving off new shoots and budding.

Portland from Glendora rosebuds waiting to bloom. How apropos! A rose named after my hometown (Good old PDX, not Glendora.) and in my favorite shade of fuchsia.

3.23 Rosebuds and Waiting... 1

Snowbird waiting too.

3.23 Rosebuds and Waiting... 2

And while the roses aren't all bushy yet, they've come a long way since their poor limbs were pruned.

3.23 Rosebuds and Waiting... 3

Other garden updates.

1 year ago today, eating vegetarian on Ram and banh xeo (Vietnamese sizzling crepes).
2 years ago today, Bruschetta al Pomodoro (Italian Tomato Bruschetta).


  1. Hey, that's spectacular! Snowbird had never done well for me (bad location), but it sure seems to like its new home! And that Portland from Glendora -- you are going to love the fragrance. Actually, the portland class of roses is more correctly termed damask perpetual, a nicely repeating antique rose with the typical intense fragrance of damasks.

  2. Nikki,
    Snowbird has a bunch of buds right now just waiting to bloom. I'll have to tie up some stakes to train it along the wall. I'm imagining a whole mass of white blooms this summer. *Crossing my fingers.*

    I adore Portland from Glendora. The blooms. The color. The fragrance. How could you bear to part with it?


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