Saturday, May 23, 2009

Check back in 20 years or so

The Cecile Brunner climbing rose pictured in yesterday's post was probably about 20 years old. The photo here is the replacement Cecil Brunner I planted today in the same spot.

After I dug out the old roots, I used the best compost from my private stash to plant the rose. I mounded the dirt to accept the roots just like the instructions said.

The Cecile Brunner is an antique rose first cultivated in 1881. All I have to do now is wait . . . and fertilize, water, prune.

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