Friday, July 29, 2011

'Maman Cochet, Climbing' - The First Two Years


As they say, ya hadda be there.  For the exhilaration, joy and sheer pride of witnessing nature firsthand for the first time.  For the panic at watching a monster rose eat the house (well, almost.)  For the fear that curdles the stomach knowing you're in over your head, hoping no one sees the deer-in-the-headlights look on your face.

You weren't there, but I know you're wishing you had been.  All it takes is a little fairy dust. POOF!! (Sorry about your frizzy hair. It's humid here.)

2/24/2008
3/5/2008 - still in the pot
4/4/2008

4/25/2008
4/30/2008
5/17/2008
5/24/2008
6/24/2008
6/24/2008
7/18/2008
7/18/2008
7/18/2008
8/30/2008

11/30/2008
11/30/2008
2/18/2009

2/19/2009

3/10/2009

4/20/2009
4/20/2009


5/2/2009
6/28/2009
8/30/2009
11/22/2009
1/1/2010
1/1/2010
3/29/2010
4/5/2010
4/19/2010
4/19/2010



8 comments:

  1. That was a nice sequence of pictures. She's a beauty that's for sure. I have her also, but mine is a different color, more creamy white with hints of pink and yellow, a subtle rose in color but with a wonderful scent. You sure do know how to grow roses in FL.

    FlowerLady

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  2. Sherry, the growth rate of this rose is really incredible! I just love her blooms! I definitely have no rose in my garden that grows that fast, not one!
    Christina

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  3. Wow - Amazing how fast she grew! It is kind of scary. I will have to remember this post if ever I get her! It's hard to imagine small plants getting that large - but in such a short amount of time is unbelievable! Loved this time-lapse post.

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  4. Wow,Sherry you surely do have a magical touch with roses. Are you whispering sweet nothings to your roses? Amazing!

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  5. Oh, Sherry what have I done?
    Can I, Will I, be able to grow her to have such a magnificent presence?
    What a great time line you gave of her growth, I enjoyed it very much.
    PS Thanks you for the encouraging words...I magaged to post some pictures today.

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  6. What a great record of your rose's growth. You obviously expected her to be big and provided the large area and trellises for her. That is a perfect spot for a lovely rose. I bet your neighbor loves her too.

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  7. Great story! However, I don't want to be the deer in the headlights, so that's one rose I am not buying (and I have been there with climbing Mme Caroline Testout, enough is enough). It looks gorgeous in bloom though, and I am glad you have enough room to grow it.

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  8. Oh, how wonderful!
    I really got to watch it grow. Thank you for sharing; it's a fascinating post.
    Sandra

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