A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

W... Woods. We need to work in the woods. I have not watered all year.

E... Early this morning we decided to venture out to our woods to work.

D ... Digging had to be done. We were doing some transplanting too.

N... New sprinkler was pulled to the back. It is a big reel and works great.

E... Elbow grease was needed. Needed my strong husband to help today.

S... Soil was just right for transplanting...not rock hard. The wild rose will be happy.

D... Droopy ...she was a bit droopy after the ordeal. She will perk up later today.

A... Ah.... that's better. What a wonderful spot for her. She can stretch out.

Y... Yawn, I think we need a nap!
Information on the rose that we transplanted. 'Complicata' is a very hardy gallica rose with strong, arching, open growth producing clusters of cupped, to flat, single pink flowers with paler centers and folded petals with grayish green leaves. In general, roses are a large group of flowering shrubs, most with showy flowers that are single-petalled to fully double petalled. Leaves are typically medium to dark green, glossy, and ovate, with finely toothed edges. Vary in size from 1/2 inch to 6 inches, five petals to more than 30, and in nearly every color. Often the flowers are very fragrant. Most varieties grow on long canes that sometimes climb. Unfortunately, this favorite plant is quite susceptible to a variety of diseases and pests, many of which can be controlled with good cultural practices.
We planted this between 3 pine trees way back in our yard. Didn't realize how big it would get and really didn't know that the branches arched so much. It was hard to mow around and someone kept wanting me to cut the canes shorter...so the best solution was to move it. When we lost the overhead branches in the woods...it gave more sunlight, so the idea came to me to put it on the border of the woods.


OhioMom said...

I have found wild roses to be durable here, had a climbing one at my former home that you could cut to the ground and by the end of the following summer it was sprawling gleefully over the fence :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely Haiku today Balisha. Looks like you & hubby had a busy morning. Enjoy your nap. :)

Balisha said...

I love the single blossums on a wild rose. Boy, are they hard to dig up. The roots went to China. I didn't get a nap...just kidding.

Judy said...

I have been moving things around in my yard, too. The weather is like fall already and it is usually very hot this time of year here. I have one rose in the only sunny spot in my yard!

Balisha said...

Hi Judy,
We are having fall like weather too. No 90's this year. We have rain today...so I'm in the house doing things that I've let go. Have a great day.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Balisha, I followed your link back from my site. It is really nice to meet another northern IL blogger/gardener/bird lover/nature lover/rose enthusiast...

A few years ago I was struck by a rose obsession. The Japanese beetles and rose rosette disease have taken their toll on me. I won't be planting anymore. The ones that contract RRD, I won't replace.

I enjoyed reading thru your older blogs. I really like the little cart to save the knees;)

I'm adding you to my favorites list. We have so much in common, I know I'll visit often.