Saturday

"Blaze of Glory Climbing Rose" Has Arrived. But do I have the patience to wait for it to grow?




 'Blaze of Glory, Climbing Rose'

My Rose plant was ordered from a gardening catalog back in November and finally arrived yesterday.  It's a small plant but the "Jackson and Perkins" catalog said;

"Incredible, our blooming dynamo covers a 6' trellis in just one year!  This fiery ember-colored climber is a guaranteed garden success, flowering profusely all summer! The color stays true". The tiny plant also has a two year guarantee.  The paperwork is in my desk.




After I finished building my front porch trellis, I bought a large clay pot just for the rose. Today I used two 40lb bags of good potting soil with a layer of rocks on the bottom.  A bit of plant fertilizer, and in my mind, I can see the rose bush climbing tall and full in the perfect sunny spot over the summer..  But, the Rose plant, it's so small?
"6 ft they say"? 
I'll need to gather up all the Patience I can muster to wait for my rose to reach 6'.


Can you see the rose climbing up? 
The trellis,  I built several months ago is so alone out there and so ready for it's new rose.  


I have lots of patience and am so excited. 
Today was a beautiful windy, warm, sunny day.  Perfect for working in the garden.
The weather man said our winds came from the Northern storms that have caused so much troubles with the tornado's in the Mid Western states. Having lived in Central Illinois and going through several  tornado's I totally understand how they cause destruction.   I wanted to send out prayers to all who were in the path of these destructive storms.  
You are all in my thoughts.








18 comments:

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see it climb and grow. LOVE flowers!

Of course, we have those horrid tornadoes in Texas too. :-( My prayers go out to all in the path of these deadly storms. And, so many at once too...feel so sorry for these people.

xo
Pat

Leslie's Garden said...

I can't wait to see how the growing season progresses with your new rose. I bet it will be spectacular. You've got a great place for it to climb and bloom and brighten your day!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

You'll have to post a pic in a few months when it's blooming!

Karen S. said...

Absolutely a grand finish...after once it begins....to grow....it will be worth the wait!

Esther Joy said...

I agree with Rocky Mountain Woman, and would love to see if this rose lives up to the hype!

Andy said...

Hello.
Your plant looks so sad...hard to imagine it climbing up that trellis, but like you said, patience is key. You'll have to post a "before" & "after" in a few months.
Nice post. Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for following me in the Linky too. If you look closely at yours, you'll see my handsome face smiling back at you (LOL).
Looking forward to reading more from you. Take care & have a great weekend!

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beckyp said...

bet it will be beautiful visiting from jenny matlock

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I bet it is going to beautiful in time.

Donna Heber said...

Oh, I know exactly how you feel. I have purchased plants through the mail too and wondered how long it would take them to grow. Your climbing rose will be stunning in time.

Annesphamily said...

Oh I know this will be beautiful! I always love climbing roses. I am not fond of ivy or other vines but these are spectacular. One grew in bright pink at the old house we rented for 7 years. It was never properly cared for but produced the most gorgeous roses. Ah...I need one of these. Thanks for sharing with us.

anitamombanita said...

haha...I have a brown thumb so I'd be waiting forever! ;)

NellJean said...

The joy is in the growing. You made such nice preparations for it, too. Your tulips are stunning.

Zinnia said...

It's so exciting to plant a plant and then expectantly look forward to how it will grow. I can see your rose dress your trellis. I wish you a wonderful weekend! Zinnia

Judie said...

Did it come with a guarantee to take off like a beanstalk and completely cover your trellis, your house, and your kids in only one month???

I have one rose bush that is threatening to do just that, no matter how often I prune it!!

Tootsie said...

I have always wanted a climber like this one!!!
I am just so happy to have the chance to visit here today!! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all could tour each friday's flaunting gardens together and in person? I would love it!
I wish I had more time to visit all of my favorites everytime you post!
Thank you so much for linking in and sharing your post with my party today!
I have shared your post this week with the Tootsie Time Facebook page.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Good luck with that rose. I'm an instant gratification type person, so I'd have trouble waiting too. Yes, those tornadoes were horrible. I too remember hiding in a closet one time when we lived in Oklahoma.

Jenny said...

Sandy, My Aunt loved this rose and grew it! And it was soooo huge. She eventually built trellis clear across her garage to give it space!

Planting things...such a demonstration of hope and possibility.

I can't wait to see pictures of your beauty when it's in bloom!

Thanks for sharing this lovely post!

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dave said...

our blaze of glory was about a foot tall last mother's day when we put it in. It's over 6ft now and beautiful. The first blooming is full-on right now with 18 bright orange blossoms.