Estate Sale Clippings – finally bloomed.
June has been a busy month. Gardening, house repair projects, glamping trips, home decorating and then there’s also volunteering at the thrift store. Its been a whirlwind…
Photos have been taken of everything but haven’t had time to post them!
I always feel like I’m trying to catch up…do you ever feel this way?
Let me give you some background. Almost 4 years ago Mr. C and I went to a garage sale that turned out to be an estate sale. I bought a ton of vintage treasures at great prices.
Then there was one that was free….
At the front of the garden was this gorgeous rose shrub. Their relatives told me the rose shrub has been there for over 50 years so I knew it was a heirloom rose. They were fine with me taking a few clippings.
It was an extremely hot day so we took 4 separate clippings to increase the chance that at least one would survive. After the first Spring only one out of four clippings survived through their first winter.
The shrub struggled the first year and there were no blooms and none for the next two years either. So at the beginning of this year I decided if it didn’t bloom this summer it would be ripped out. Four years was long enough to wait.
Mass clusters of blooms with their beautiful shade of pink was well worth the wait. The flower clusters themselves aren’t very large and have a very delicate look.
She’s a large rose shrub that takes up a lot of space. With the side garden being narrow I pulled the stems through the arbor making it more of a climbing rose instead of a shrub.
I’m so glad that on that hot summer day we went to the estate sale. Not only did I scores some great treasures but we also got a great heirloom shrub from the estate sale clippings.
If her bloom show is this pretty the first year I know I have much more to look forward to. Also, I learned that waiting can be well worth it. After all her beautiful blooms are so worth it!