I’m cultivating wild roses

Wild roses stir thoughts towards Medieval times of knights, kings, queens, princes and princesses, as many of them date back well into our history. The botanical term for them is “Species Roses”, but this term does not conjure up the same emotions.  This is the classification which includes wild roses in a rose catalog.

Wild roses grow as shrubs in the wild without a gardener’s help. Wild species are single bloomers with five petals, almost all of them are pink with a few whites and reds, as well as a few that go towards the yellow coloration.  They grow upon their root systems and thrive upon neglect, die down in winter. I know not to overcrowd them so that air flow is not cut down.

Wild Roses

 

 

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