We have two rose bushes in our yard. One is great, and I love it. The other, not so much…
I bought this yellow rose bush when I was living in an apartment in Lafayette. It stayed in its pot on my patio for a year or two, and it was planted here in 2007. It might have been 2008. I’m not sure. Anyway, it’s been in this spot for a couple of years. (And it survived a home renovation!)
It puts on these beautiful roses.
And then, on the other hand, we have this monstrosity. It was here when Hubby Doc bought the house. It was relatively under control for a while, but the last two years it has been obnoxious. It grows these long, thorny tentacles and would grab you if you wandered too close. Maybe it was just trying to get some attention?
I think it really wanted a trellis to climb on, but we didn’t have one. This rose did not survive the construction very well. It was trampled, run over, and stepped on many, many times.
But, like a cockroach from a nuclear disaster, it is coming back. There’s new growth coming up, strong and healthy (and thorny), from the middle of this plant.
Anyone need an attack rose? Plant it near your front door, and no one will come in!