The Miranda Lambert Rose

In recent weeks, I stumbled across a Miranda Lambert rose found in a ‘body bag’ at Walmart. Body bags are gardening-slang terms for a bareroot rose found in those small bags sold at chain stores like Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc. Sometimes you can get them for really great prices, but there’s a chance the rose isn’t healthy or is mislabeled. Regardless, I find they are difficult to resist especially when this particular rose was just $5! Thus far, she is doing well after I planted her in a large 20 gallon pot on my balcony. I recently moved to Myrtle Beach, SC and have a North facing balcony so my new plants only get 4-6 hours of early morning sunlight. It will be interesting to see how this rose performs with limited direct sunlight and under hot and humid conditions. Below are a few shots of her first bloom. I’m hopeful she will produce many more blooms…ML.partialsidemirandalambertroseupclosemirandalambertrose.side

Life Thrives In My Rose Garden Today…

Despite the threat of violent storms today, my garden speaks of life.

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Fourth of July climbing rose enraptures the bumble bee.

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A House Finch delights in a tasty snack.

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Angel Face, an award-winning floribunda, boast immense fragrance for such a little rose.

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Capturing the past, present, and future of roses.

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Sweet Drift are in full bloom!

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Sweet Drift