Dumb question: what's the point of a tripod?
Just saw Jeri's photo of Excellenz von Schubert in her reply to a *Question about containers for roses* posted today. Gorgeous rose, no question, but it was overflowing that tripod rather wildly. If that's the desired effect, great. I want it but how? We just put a tripod around a young Prosperity, and the poor thing looks embarrassed. It was laying long canes all over the place before but looks puny tied up to the rebar. I tried wrapping it. Apparently, it is something for which I have no talent. Did you let the rose grow up and out the middle and just tack it to the rebar in a few places? One of the large canes threw off side shoots 180 degrees from each other parallel to the ground. I wrapped one and let the other go across the middle. My thought was to establish some horizontal canes to get the side shoots going, and there is new growth on the canes not just at the tips. I hate fumbling around ignorantly! I need a seminar. Thanks!