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A Story of Climbing Souvenir de la Malmaison
November 27, 2011



A few weeks ago my friend Sherry, one heck of a rosarian and blogger, wrote about returning Climbing Souvenir de la Malmaison back to Rose Petals Nursery. 

 

http://sherryocala.blogspot.com/2011/10/redo-relocate.html

 

 

 

Sherry was redesigning her rose garden and needed the room this rose had taken over.  This gardener was ecstatic!  We chatted and arranged a time for pickup.

 

After our Marion County Rose Society meeting would be the time, right at dusk, darkness closing in on us quickly, we raced over to Sherry's to put SDLM into my SUV.  This gardener is wondering why she didn't bring her trailer?

 


Between the laughter that we look so silly trying to STUFF this HUGE rose into my SUV and having our blood drawn from SDLM's prickles, we had a time.  Pulling, tugging, pushing and ever so carefully coaxing SDLM inside the car.


This gardener was SURE that we would never get SDLM out of the SUV in one piece!  HOWEVER, to our surprise, SDLM came out so much easier than she went in.


After sitting out in the garden to acclimate,  today is SDLM's planting day.  Stay tuned, for followup photos.  She will be seated to the right of SDLM shrub, across the driveway back to the 3 acres.  It will be so fantastic when they bloom in unison!  Now this gardener needs to head for the nursery to get some of her chores scratched off the list.  Happy Day to all~


sherryocala .
November 27, 2011

Can't wait to see her start leafing out in her new home. My guess is she'll have a great sping. These OGR's are so tough. She had almost no dieback after losing most of her root system and sitting in that pot for a couple of weeks. Amazing!!



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