Remember my Gertrude that I was asking if I should peg? and you told me to tie her to the fence? She's looking pretty fabulous today.
She certainly is! Great job!
Isn't she beautiful!
Looking good, lisa! How does she smell?
Look at her all blooming beautiful! I love it when things work out :)
She does smell heavenly!!!
I hope the color on this looks okay...it looks perfect on my phone and not-so-perfect on my laptop :) but it is so pretty I wanted to share.
I really like the way the bluish clematis set off the pink color of the rose. You've done a great job! What color are the daylilies(?) in front?
Success!!! She's beautiful, Lisa! Keep us updated on rebloom. I'll bet GJ's aroma is heavenly. Aren't chain link fences the best trellises? They last forever and make training roses/climbers so easy. I've considered installing a couple of tall panels against my existing wood fence (which requires many screw eyes and hooks and wire). Iron is quite rusty in Portland and needs regular attention. The last thing I want in my life is a needy garden structure! Carol
Ingrid, I am not sure what color they are! I have a bunch of random daylilies that I grow at the front of my beds as edging. That particular area still has some wild orange daylilies that I am still working on eradicating. I'm pretty sure they would live through a nuclear bomb. :)
Carol....yes, I love my chain link fences! ..for several reasons! I have had privacy fences in another house, but I really love the friendliness of the chainlink in this neighborhood. I frequently chat with my next door neighbor over the fence. The only time I kinda wish I had a wood fence is when the dogs on my back fence rush the fence. I think they have pit bull in them and they scare me every once in a while.
I have passion vines, clematis, and honeysuckle growing on the fences in different spots. Oh, and squash! it is perfect trellis for zucchetta. I do occasionally have to sneak into my neighbor's yard to pick them :)
I bought a GJ today and now I'm trying to figure out where the best spot for her is. I originally wanted to grow her over an arbor that is also the entrance to my yard. BUT I see she is very thorny and don't want her scratching my family. I think she may be good growing a few feet before the arbor- grown to climb up my fence. Any suggestions on the best way to achieve this? Should I fan her out and just have a few canes growing tall or do I need to grow her up something else? Thanks in advance
Lisa, your GJ is lovely! I miss that rose so much. Lots of folks say she is stingy with bloom; mine never was and yours certainly is not! When I moved, she was on my list of roses to take but she had sort of become 5 interconnected large plants over the years and digging her out seemed impossible so I left her behind and now I am sad. I will have to order a replacement for next year. She was always the rose that I just had to stop and bury my nose in when I was in the yard. :-)
Looks good. Don't chain link fences become beautiful when they are covered in roses?
Your Gertrude looks beautiful tied to the fence! Nice job! How does it look in October?