New rose bed at new house

kingcobbtx9bMay 21, 2014

Well I succeeded in moving all 45 roses to the new house last weekend. One of the beds we put in involved converting a 45x4 foot rock bed into a rose bed. Here are the before and after pics.

The roses aren't really pretty now due to all the cutting back for transplanting in may( I literally cutoff about 10 vertical feet of my Don Juan), but they and the lavender I am underplanting with seem to be doing well.

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charleney(8a PNW)

Wow! What a project! Thanks for the pic. DETERMINATION, is what I say!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2014 at 2:34PM
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kingcobbtx9b

Here is the current picture:

Roses planted from the back forward:
Lady Hillingdon Cimbing
Belinda's Dream
Chrysler Imperial
Lady of Shallot
Rosarium Utersen (Climber)
Easy Going
Ducher
Unknown light pink
Don Juan (Climber)
Lady Hillingdon (Bush)
Princess Anne
Abraham Darby
Falstaff
Zepherin Druhin
Grande Dame
Easy Living
Stainless Steel
Belinda's Dream
Legends

I believe that is all of them anyway.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2014 at 2:36PM
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kingcobbtx9b

Its amazing what you can do in a weekend. Moving the rocks to the other side of the sidewalk took forever. Then digging up and moving the roses from the old house to the new one took a while. The don juan about killed me, but that was nothing compared to the 6 year old Lady Banks that I dug up on Sunday and moved.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2014 at 2:41PM
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opheliathornvt zone 5

My back hurts just thinking about it. Congratulations on a job well done.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2014 at 10:54AM
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kingcobbtx9b

Yeah, most of the roses are doing great so far, a few are doing a great impersonation of blackspot, though I think they may just be dropping their leaves to adjust to the stress of the move and loss of roots. Probably should have cut some of em back a little more.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2014 at 1:36PM
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bunnicula03(z6b NJ)

Great job! That's a lot of roses to tranplant. I'm with opheliathornvt, my back hurts thinking of all that work. Looks so much nicer with the roses, too.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2014 at 5:57PM
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AquaEyes 7a New Jersey

Wonderful! So now the obvious question -- what will you plant in the rocky border on the other side?

:-)

~Christopher

    Bookmark   May 22, 2014 at 6:53PM
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kingcobbtx9b

Not anytime soon. We have a bunch of succulents we might plant. The whole front of the house has a bunch of roses as well.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 10:52AM
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ken-n.ga.mts(7a/7b)

I really like it. Next spring that fence line should be covered in roses.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 10:50AM
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HollyKline

Awesome! It looks like it'll be amazing when everything has had a couple of years to grow.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 10:59AM
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mauvegirl8(Texas)

Pretty side yard. It needed to be brought to life with your roses.
I have started designing my side yard.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 3:59PM
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mzstitch(Zone 7b South Carolina)

You are amazing to get that all done in one weekend! It looks fabulous, and I hope you post some pictures later when it has filled out and blossomed.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 4:24PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Great job and so quickly! :)

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 8:16PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Sheesh! I'm tired just thinking about all that work! It looks marvelous though! Can't wait to see pictures of it in bloom.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 9:20PM
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