Say Hello to My Little Summer Wine

While my latest knitting projects continue to grow but remain annoyingly unphotogenic, the garden is growing with miraculous speed and every day presents me with more new photo opportunities than I can capture. This Summer Wine climber from Heirloom Roses arrived on my doorstep last spring in a cardboard box with several other teeny-weeny specimens. Seriously, it looked small in its four-inch pot.

But the canes shot up and spread over one side of the back fence, and as soon as that new growth hit the sun, it prospered. It’s still a little leggy, but the old-fashioned roses have a sweet scent and lovely translucent color, with red anthers that stand out impressively from the pale golden base of the petals.

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