The Rose of Life and other
Unexplained Events in CB's Yard
When we first moved into the house in 1997 I
planted a yellow rose bush since I had spent a year in Texas and the "Yellow
Rose of Texas" was one of my favorite songs when I was younger. Roses love
the Georgia clay. All you have to do is dig a hole, place the rose bush in
it and it will grow. This is a photo of the yellow rose bush.
The yellow rose bush lived for two years but
was killed by a bad freeze in 1999. The entire root ball was dug up and
The following year I noticed that we had two
new little rose bushes springing forth from the ground. Had I not dug up the
entire root ball the previous year?
To my surprise neither of the two little rose
bushes turned out to be rose bushes but rather climbing roses. And neither
of the roses were yellow. They were both crimson red. But that was just for
the first year. Each following year the roses are both a different color,
sometimes pink, sometimes fuchsia, sometimes almost red and sometimes with
different color centers
Check back next year to see what color the
rose will be !
If you can explain to me just how a rose bush
can die, be dug up completely and then reemerge the following year as two
completely different types of roses I would love to hear your answer.
Now if you can answer that question then you
may be able to explain this situation: I planted eight crimson climbing
roses against the back fence. For several years all flourished and all were
a brilliant crimson in color and all started climbing the back fence. But
the year after the yellow rose bush died one of the red crimson climbing
roses along the back fence decided to start changing colors. It went from
crimson red to pink and then to an almost orange color. The colors were
different each year. It also quit being a climbing rose and became a rose
Updated: May 4, 2008
As you can see by this picture the rose color for 2008 is a deep crimson (click