Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mystery of monstrous rose bush solved

In my post of May 23 I told you about the gigantic Cecile Brunner climbing rose that I managed to eventually destroy with my pruning technique. The rose bush (shown in a 2006 photo) was the largest one I had ever seen and full of fragrant flowers.

As it turns out, our septic tank leak was only about three feet away from the roots of the rose bush. So, putting 2 and 2 together (make that No. 2), we see where the vigorous growth was coming from.

We had the tank pumped yesterday, and I'm waiting on some help to start the repair.

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." -- Romeo and Juliet

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