Show me your climbers, please!

altoraMA(5/6 MA)February 9, 2012

Even if they're not 'traditional' climbers, whatever you got to climb, or travel along a fence, I'd love to see them!



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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Royal Sunset - Morey'60

I love this climber beacause my allergy nose can smell it 6 feet away - lovely!
And colors of fading blooms are complimentary to newer blossoms.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 5:35PM
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seil zone 6b MI

The only true "climber" I have at the moment is Candy Land. I just got it last spring so it's only about 2 feet tall. But it did bloom wonderfully all summer!

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 7:11PM
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altoraMA(5/6 MA)

Those are both beautiful! I will have to look into Royal Sunset,I have not heard of that one.
Candy Land is so pretty,imagine what it will look like this spring!
Thanks for posting!!

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 7:42PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

I don't really have any good climber pics--or very many climbers--although I'm getting two more in the spring-- Austin's The Pilgrim and St. Swithun. Hopefully I can show off them next winter. Enjoy what you can here--not much of an offering.

Here is Eden Climber (and purple Clematis climber)--just beginning to recover from a rather severe spring pruning to get rid of some old canes and encourage it to put out some new canes.

Here is Eden Climber the year before:

This is Dublin Bay a couple years ago. I don't seem to have any good recent pics of the whole thing. And don't forget my little leprechaun there! LOL

Here is the Viking Queen climber--not very tall, but then it got RRD and had to be spaded. Very good climber/bloomer.

That's all I've got. Looking forward to your pictures. : )


    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 8:11PM
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Here are a few of my climbers in their spring flush, really the best time for them. While they don't go along a fence, they certainly could if I trained them to. I don't have lots of room and use a trellis or tripod for my climbers.

Mini Candy Cane next to standard mini Gourmet Popcorn


Dream Weaver, who has been moved too many times

Christopher Marlowe grows on a small tripod for support

Ballerina and Flower Carpet on a big tripod. FC had to go up or die, and it did as it was told.

Eye Paint

Joseph's Coat grows on a trellis.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 8:30PM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

I learned while looking through my pictures, that I need to take more pictures of my climbers actually climbing, as opposed to just their blooms! Here's what I found (with a couple of my non-rosey climbers mixed in)...



Phyllis Bide mixed in with Carolina Jesamine

This rose was suppossed to be Adalaide Hoodless, but ended up being this beautiful pink LFC :)

Just for fun...Little Duckling Clematis

Hey Good Lookin'

Dream Weaver

One of my many grape vines

This was ordered as Souv de la Malmaison, but was a mislabel...I think the concensus is that it is actually Sombreuil

Ash Wednesday..planted as a small band about a month before this picture, and oh boy did it take off! The longest canes are about 6-7 feet long already. Can't wait to see it bloom this spring!

My climbing rose project...the goal is to cover up the under deck area...its just being patient and waiting for them to grow! I have Purple Splash, Oranges n Lemons, Phyllis Bide, & Nahema planted around the bottom.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 7:09AM
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I'm with you Tammy. I need to take more pics of the climbers climbing, as well as the close-ups!

Here are some of mine:

BUTTERSCOTCH - my all-time favorite rose that started me on my quest for everything "oddball."


STORMY WEATHER - my newest and favorite


ANTIKE '89 - not really much of a "climber"



COMPASSION - obviously gets B/S


    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 9:24AM
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Ohhhhh all these pics are gorgeous!!

Kathy can I ask where you purchased your Gourmet Popcorn standard? Cutest lil thing!! Loved the Candy Land too. Judy

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 11:54AM
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Here is something different - Dawson's "Apple Blossom", a rambler from 1890. This rose has grown in our 107 year old garden for who knows how long - I don't know if it was root stock, even. It looks lovely every Spring blooming with Fortuniana (which I am sure was root stock) and climbing up our crab apple tree.


    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 1:47PM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

Jackie that is amazing! My climbers have a LONG way to go before they climb like that! Love it!

Beth, I'm glad to hear what you have to say about Butterscotch. I have it ordered from Vintage for this spring (they sell it as JacTan) Also, your Stormy Weather looks so much different than the marketing pictures, I actually like your photos better. I didn't realize it had flecking in the color.


    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 6:44PM
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Tammy, I LOVE that STORMY WEATHER! I can't wait to get it planted somewhere and get it growing all over! It's one of the coolest and most unusual roses I think I've seen in a long time.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 10:06PM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

Beth, I think I'll have add it to one of my spring orders! I just love it! It can take the place of Purple Splash which hasn't impressed me much so far. I'm so happy you shared the pics!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 11:45PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

I agree--Stormy Weather is gorgeous! Do you have any more pics, particularly whole bush?


    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 8:48PM
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Sorry Kate. The plant was new last yr and it's still in a 16" pot. It's just a couple of like 2-3ft canes right now. I plan to get it in the ground this season and hope it really takes off!! Will keep you guys posted.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 10:14PM
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    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 12:53AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

That is one of my most favorite garden shots--just love it. And Pinkie is a show-off. Not to long ago I read someone's post expressing frustration with Pinkie--I believe the poster even spaded it. I don't know why since it makes such a colorful splash in pictures--but then I have never seen it in real life.


    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 8:59AM
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WOW! Such beautiful photos everyone, they really inspire me! Thank you so much for sharing them! All the Best, Nina

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 11:02PM
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