2.08.2009

How To Steal A Rose


My Grandma loved roses.  I spent the last week in Denver helping out and getting ready for her funeral, and as I went about doing what there was to do I noticed how much she loved roses.  They were everywhere!  I always knew they were there, but this week I Knew they were there.  I missed her for it.  Everywhere roses.  

In her backyard stood her rosebush.  It was bare and spined and winter spickled (If Hopkins can take the liberties he does in his poetry, than I am going too as well) yet the center was beginning to grow of spring.  So here is my question of you all, and it's time sensitive so I need a response within the next day.  How would I take a start from my Grandma's rose bush and bring it home?  The house will be sold and likely I'll not make it back before that happens.  

My mother is still over there for a few more days so I could give her directions on how to do it if any of you know.  

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Thank You!  

(Those were actually her last words) 

This is a picture of my Grandma's china

5 comments:

Rosie Rose said...

If you don't get a response in time on here, Janice would know. If you need it, I can text you her email address.

My Life As A Single said...

I'm glad that you're home safe. Wish I knew how to help with the roses....

The Weaver of Grass said...

I would have thought it would be the easiest to dig up the bush at this time of the year, keep plenty of soil around its roots, put them in damp sacking and replant as soon as possible. If you really do want to take a cutting I suggest you ask Bob (Diary of an English Gardener - see my blog list) I'm sure he would help you.

Jeanette said...

Gday Red clover. Seeing its winter over there the rose will be dormant .. I would prune it back then dig it up hose the roots and wrap in newspaper or Hessian,, to travel.. Im sure "Bob" will be able to help you out as he understands your climate..But I would also take a few cuttings.to plant...

Red Clover said...

Thanks for all your comments! I'll see what I can do...