A funny way to find a rose ....

RachaelLemmon(5)September 20, 2012

One day I was taking my dog out for a walk in the yard at my new home and I stepped on a sharp rock , I had on sandals. I went to pick it up and throw it when I realized it was a stick...Upon further investigation I realized it was a tiny rose cane ...right there.. in the middle of the lawn ! I guess at one point there was a garden or atleast a rose bush . So here she is 4 months later. And when they bloom we can all take a guess at what it is. I've seen two blossoms so far and they are a deep red and very large . Should only be a few days before they open :)

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RachaelLemmon(5)

Here she is

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 6:52PM
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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

That's great -- I look forward to seeing the opening blooms.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 9:42PM
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RachaelLemmon(5)

Thanks, Petaloid. Its kind of exciting to find something that really looked dead....and have it come back so lovely. The people nextdoor said that the grass has been out back for 10 years...but before that, there was a large garden of the original owners. To think it has been mowed over for so many years is just crazy!

    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 11:16PM
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JessicaBe(5-6 Central Ohio)

Did it open yet :)

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 7:07AM
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RachaelLemmon(5)

Its been mid to high 30s here over night...shes a bit slow. But im hoping to see them this week.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 8:54AM
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RachaelLemmon(5)

FINALLY!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 4:56PM
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RachaelLemmon(5)

I realize its a hard ID , just pink. but what an awesome find !

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 4:58PM
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RachaelLemmon(5)

last one

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 5:08PM
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RachaelLemmon(5)

first frost is coming this weekend so this will be the last I see this year :(

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 9:27AM
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RachaelLemmon(5)

I wonder if I will get good stong canes over time... I know they are very small but it was dead in the lawn , being mowed over for years so I am not surprised . Hopefully it will get stronger over the years.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 9:29AM
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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

Those photos are excellent, showing blooms in different stages of opening, foliage, stems ... even a thorn or two.

I'm pretty sure someone will recognize it if enough people see it.

Could you go on the regular roses forum with these pictures, or a link to this page? A lot more people visit there than here.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 9:09PM
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RachaelLemmon(5)

Idk how to do the link :) lol

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 10:51PM
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RachaelLemmon(5)

And it has no scent ...but you cant have everything I suppose...

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 10:53PM
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seil zone 6b MI

You found a beauty! Take a look at Charlotte Armstrong. I think it looks a lot like your rose.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 9:01PM
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merlcat(7a)

Wow, What a beauty and such a great (both sad and happy) )story to go along with her!

Actually, If I didn't know any better, I would assume that the same Manic Mower who cuts the yard at our apartment was employed to mow the yard at your place.

Bush? Plant? Border? Bed? Rocks? "What? I don't see anything..."

VVVVRRROOooommmmm......!!!!!

Anything and everything mowed down and over in the blink of an eye. :(

    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 11:30AM
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RachaelLemmon(5)

Just an update , what a love I have for this rose now. A nice repeat and just huge beautiful blooms. completely disease and pest free rose.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 9:50PM
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emrogers

WOW!!! I'm so happy that you stumbled across this rose. Funny thing is that last week I didn't stumble on a rose but my DH whose an actual house mover and was in the process of moving a house came across what looks like a climber or rambler at the house he was about to move. He dug it up and brought it home (we're known to rescue EVERYTHING from dogs and cats to apparently now plants too :D ) but forgot about the rose!!!!!!! the next day he planted it and watered it and forgot to tell me the planted it and watered it that once!!! So here I am now 5 days later giving it lots of TLC because it doesn't look good BUT it's not dead I cut it back some in hopes that it would focus it's energy on growing strong roots. Have been watering it and I'm so hopeful that it will turn into a beauty like yours!!! Gives me so much hope for mine. I think roses are so resilient. :D
Elce

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 10:38AM
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thelarkascending

I'm really glad that the original rose was not killed, and that root stock didn't come up! Maybe you have a own root rose. That is very pretty!

    Bookmark   October 21, 2014 at 8:39PM
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