Saturday, November 12, 2011
Why aren’t you growing this plant?
Yesterday at the end of my “year of mornings” post I really wanted to include a few close ups of the Wingthorn Rose (Rosa sericea omeiensis f. pteracantha). This plant has been amazing all summer, especially in the early morning when the rising sun illuminates its huge blood-red thorns. In the last couple of months this tall straight stem has shot up, it dominates the view from our front door. I love this plant, yes even its small white flowers (it’s not blooming now; this is a photo from May). Since I have no desire to see it get large, and it’s the bright new growth I adore, I’ll cut it back in the spring. Here are a few photos of other plants I gaze out at every morning. So, why aren’t you growing a Wingthorn Rose?
Labels: my garden