Do You Have Climbing Roses?

5.29.2013

via Entertaining Made Simple

Last spring I had about 20 Pinkies (climbing roses) planted along a fence in our yard.  They grew a little last summer, but they're really taking off now and I'm loving watching them grow and bloom.  I was doing some research on rose care yesterday and had the idea to ask you for tips. Have you had much experience with roses?  Specifically climbers?  The Pinkie is an antique rose variety and is supposed to be extremely hardy. Because it's virtually thornless, it's easier to train.  



Carolyne Roehm

Southern Living




If you're interested in climbers, here's an interesting Washington Post article with lots of information.

So, does anyone have any tips for me?  Apparently it will be another year or two to have the display I'm awaiting, but, until then, I want to help it along as best I can.



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27 comments :

Vel Criste said...

Thanks for the info Jen, your the first that I know of who has this kind. Good luck!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

These are so pretty...sorry no tips for you though. We have tons of fairy roses which are also pretty but they don't climb.

Take care and have a lovely day! xoxo

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

you took my breath away with these beautiful images!!

styletheories.com said...

We have them too - inherited i guess when we moved into our new house. We had not touched them in two year and they got way out of control. We had someone from Northaven Gardens (here in Dallas) actually come and give us a 101 on our roses which was a great help - they are super reasonable too! Going to read your Wash Post article now - thanks for the info!

home before dark said...

I have New Dawn and Zephirine Drouhin. You don't prune like you do shrub roses. I tied them in to the trellis/arbor with loose figure 8's of twine to get them room to breathe. Last year I didn't garden much and the Zehpherine Drouhin went growing on her own! I left the garden gate open for two weeks and a long cane of blooming ZD's decorated the opening like Martha Stewart!

stephanie said...

I only have knockout roses. Are these roses deer resistant? would love to know!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I really want some climbers. I need them to cover a few less than attractive spots.

Splendid Market said...

I wish I'd taken a shot of my white climbing roses in the courtyard before the rain, it is like a giant ocean wave of white! Ours are very established. we find a strong pruning every other year works. Mine are now climbing up into the tall trees and around the front of the house, I love it! Our courtyard smells so beautiful right now.

I'm sure yours will be the same soon.

sharon smith said...

Yes. I have the Don Jaun climbing roses. They are super easy to grow and bloom much more as time goes on. This year is year three and the show keeps getting better and better! Make sure you feed them and watch for diseases.
Enjoy......

Sharon

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

OH my...I want my garden to look like these...

jackie jade said...

soooo beautiful! unfortunately I don't have any good tips but i'd love to incorporate climbing roses into my yard somehow.
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pretty pink tulips said...

Hi Jennifer!

I DO have climbing roses...but it definitely has taken some time for them to take off. They are on a lattice attached to the side of my house. They are wired in with fishing line, so they don't just flop around.

Mine haven't bloomed yet, as we have still been cool, as of today, but I'm hoping they'll bloom soon!!

Good luck with yours....it just takes time.
xoxo Elizabeth

Andrea said...

Oh, wow! Pinkie is gorgeous!! I have “Prom Queen” climbers, which are exclusive to Emerald Goddess Gardens here in Florida. I actually had them in my “bachelorette pad” in Dallas, and I moved them over to our married home after the wedding. They are absolutely amazing, and they completely took over an entire wall within less than six months. Prom Queen was found on an old Florida homestead property that had been abandoned for over 30 years without care… Sometimes the roses are pink, sometimes they are white! The roses are as fascinating as the story behind them – click here for more. http://emeraldgoddessgardens.com/products-page/roses-categories/heirloom-white-rose-prom-queen-climber/

I don’t really have any tips… Prom Queen is fool-proof. Just plant it and enjoy, you honestly don’t have to fuss with it at all! Prom Queen will soon be gracing our Florida home, and I cannot wait!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad


The enchanted home said...

If someone told me they didn't like them I wouldn't believe them...they are STUNNING and my mind is racing as to where I can plant them, am going to forward these pictures to my landscaper:)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Yes I do. I love them. My climbers grew so well they caused the trellis to fall over from the weight. I now have them on a fence. Roses like their "feet" in the water and "faces" in the sun. Coffee grounds are really good for them and Starbucks gives them away for free. Strategically prune them to get the look you want. If you are willing to forego most of the blooms for a season, you can get them to trail further along the fence.

Belle on Heels said...

I'm a sucker for any time of climbing plant. Ivy, roses, wisteria...it all just looks so romantic and charming!

Definitely on the list of things I'll plant whenever I own a home.

Linda Pakravan said...

Last Fall I moved my Zephirin Drouhin and it is now nicely growing on a 7' obelisk. Thornless, fragrant, re-blooming. Deep pink. Very easy to grow. I love this climber.

I have another climber Ilsa Kroner (sp?) spectacular in bloom. Armed to the teeth with thorns.

I have trained a David Austin rose, Heritage, as a climber. But it too was moved last Fall and now I'm keeping it bushy rather than climbing.

True climbers really do bloom best once they go horizontal. My Ilsa Kroner is white and I have several canes trained laterally into a nearby juniper. The white blossoms against the green is lovely.

Good luck!

Kelli @ Life at 818 said...

I don't have any, but now I must! These pictures are wonderful! I have always wanted some, but just haven't made it a priority.. now I'm thinking where will these work in my yard? Beautiful!

jayneonweedstreet said...

Most of the roses I now grow are Climbers. New Dawn, Zepherine Drouhin, Collette, The Impressionist. The Awakening is a new favorite. Yes, they take a few years to get going, but once they are happy they reward you ten fold! Lots of sun, not too much pruning until established, and they do like food! They seem to like clematis as companions! ENjoy!

jayneonweedstreet said...

Most of the roses I now grow are Climbers. New Dawn, Zepherine Drouhin, Collette, The Impressionist. The Awakening is a new favorite. Yes, they take a few years to get going, but once they are happy they reward you ten fold! Lots of sun, not too much pruning until established, and they do like food! They seem to like clematis as companions! ENjoy!

Amal -- Sybaritic Spaces said...

I just love climbing roses; sad to say we lost my arbor and with it, my climbers to the last hurricane. I also have lots of climbing hydrangeas and celmatis (sp?) as we have tons of shade. Thanks for the inspiration!! Have a great weekend. : )

Marie Arden said...

David Austen roses ( you order on line from a USA site) has some excellent climbers. I love New Dawn a soft soft pink that reblooms and Mortimer Sackler another pink a bit deeper also thornless. Any that rebloom are nice. I use velcro garden tape ( Home Depot is only place I have found it) to help train them.

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Kimberly Lemmon said...

I once planted some Sally Holmes along our fence and then we sold our house so I never got to see them all grown up. : (

Cynthia said...

New Dawn is pretty, but after a few years they don't re bloom as much. Eden is really beautiful.

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Sabrina@loulousucre said...

You should try a Katrina rose or Peggy Martin. We have one and it is nearly 40 feet long. It blooms throughout the entire summer with beautiful pink roses.

Here is ours: http://www.loulousucreblog.com/2013/04/our-back-yard-garden-end-of-april.html

The Martha Rose said...

http://www.gardenista.com/posts/diy-braided-rose-pillars

I love climbing roses! I saw the above post on Gardenista and I want to try it so bad!

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