Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Shade Tolerance of Peggy Martin Rose. 🌹

Hi Everyone,

Recently I received an email from a reader who had been Googling the "Shade tolerance of Peggy Martin roses."   This person was directed to visit Sweet Southern Days.  The question they asked was, "Is it still thriving and blooming on the trellis in part shade?"

They must be referring to a previous post featuring this very pretty rose.  If you would like to see that post you can click on the below link:  

The above link showed the Peggy Martin Rose we have in the back yard.

And, I more recently posted the front yard arbor on the below link:

The photo below shows the Peggy Martin Rose in almost full bloom this Spring.  I love the story of this rose and how it survived even under flood conditions and was rescued over in the New Orleans area.   The above links discuss more in detail about the history of this rose.

The below photo shows the same arbor as above, however this view was taken yesterday.  The reader's email question was, "Is it still thriving and blooming on the trellis in the shaded area.  "As you can see, yes, it is still very much thriving, however this rose is a "once blooming rose" and only blooms in the Springtime.

In this morning photo we see a lot of shade.

The below photo shows the plant in full afternoon sunshine.

And, from another view, we see it is bathed in full sunshine.  This plant receives about 5 to 6 hours of full sun each day which apparently is sufficient for it to thrive and do well.

The below view kind of reminds me of a bad hair day.  Yes, I have been trying to figure the best way to prune this rose, but have still not figured that out just yet.  I don't want to prune it too much and cut off what could be beautiful blooms in the Spring.

 We have had an amazing amount of rain in our area, so I have not even had to water this bush at all.  

So I hope this answers the question as to how the Peggy Martin Rose thrives in partial shade ...

Thank you for stopping by for a visit and I send wishes for 
a very happy rest of your week wherever you may be.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Some Rain Must Fall

Hello Everyone,

Gosh! Here we are into August already.  Our June, July and now August is galloping along.  We have not been able to get much gardening done around our home or even the grass cut, due to almost daily rain showers. The  rain  is beautiful and peaceful in it's own way and as a result everything is amazingly green and beautiful.

Speaking of "rain,"  my Daddy often said, "Into everyone's life some rain must fall."  Meaning we all have difficulties from time to time which is part of life.   

It was my turn to have a little "rain."  Thinking  I was having an appendicitis attack we headed off to the Emergency Room. Turns out it was not the appendix, but infected diverticula and it had to go.  Yes, a wonderful surgeon took care of the problem and now I am looking forward to getting out with my camera and again begin capturing some of the Lord's amazing beauty all around.

Of course,  I had to get my camera when the family delivered some amazingly beautiful flowers...what a better time to capture them forever.

By the time I got around to taking these pictures the lovely pink rose had opened so beautifully.

Below we see the amazingly beautiful green carnation on the back side of the bouquet.

So nice to have these lovely flowers to remember the family and their loving thoughtfulness.

I hope you have been having long Summer days and evenings with lots of lightening bugs, trips to the beach, picnics, lots of watermelon, ice cream and a fun time making memories.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit  and  I wish you many blessings wherever you may be.