Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Saturday, June 12, 2010

William Baffin.......


This was my pride and joy and then it died.  I really think it got too wet from the run off of the roof of my garden shed.  Actually it almost all died  out but I do have new growth in some places. A rose scholar told me he thought it was a climber, but the canes just didn't survive all the way to the ground.



Here is what it looks like now and I have a couple of new starts at the bottom. I am going to move it to a couple of different locations to see what works best.


Here is the mess that I have removed from it and I still have more to do to get it out of there.  I think we will have a marshmallow roast so I can burn these some evening as I don't want to handle all those barbs loading and unloading from a truck.

Button is better and doing very well.  Thanks for all of your concerns and encouragement.  He has a few more days of recoup and then we will be pretty much back to normal. All the stitches are the dissolving kind so they can leave in time.

The neighbors came to day and captured one of the kittens.  I had tamed it enough that one of the twin granddaughters could walk over and pick it up.  Two kittens to go. They are not tame yet.  Thanks for stopping by.........

5 comments:

Gigi Ann said...

So glad to hear Buttons is doing well, he really is a cutie.

Sorry to hear the Rose bush isn't doing to well, I hope the new starts do well for you. Nothing is more beautiful than a Rose.

I posted some pictures of Roses today also. They are one of my favorite flowers.

Gary said...

LD, What a lovely rose. I hope you can get it started again. Looking at the second picture I can see why you don't want to handle the prunings. Can we say ""OUCH"". Glad to hear Button is doing well. - G

The Retired One said...

A vivid gorgeous flower! Reminds me of my poppies..they have showcase qualities but as soon as it rains they are down and out on the ground. BOOOOOOOO!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Ha! Mine looks like that every year..it is called winter kill..I have not pruned mine out yet either..it is a job and I always end up bleeding. The tender shoots with the soft green growth are easily rooted:)

Far Side of Fifty said...

I like your coffee cup of the week this week!! Cool old can:)