A Gardening Year

The adventures and misadventures of an heirloom gardener

Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Weirdness Chronicles 2006, Chapter Three

Two identical rosebushes growing in the same spot. One is in bloom while the other is still only budded. Okay, okay, one does get a little more sun but this is MY garden so the one that is blooming first is the one that gets more shade!

8 Comments:

At 2:18 PM, Blogger gary said...

I have had a similar situation before and found that one plant was near my sewage line. My blog, where I link to you, is http://yard.piddling.info

gary

 
At 7:53 PM, Blogger ~~ Melissa said...

I just wrote about this kind of weirdness today too. I really want to know what causes this!

 
At 8:13 PM, Blogger RusticateGirl said...

Is that the rootstock, Dr. Huey? In other words, did you have a different (grafted) rose originally planted there and then the roostock took over? Perhaps that could be it, hence the reason they are blooming at different times.

 
At 2:30 PM, Blogger kate said...

I am discovering that the wierdness quotient with roses can be pretty high...

 
At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Judith said...

That is what makes gardening so interesting. Nothing is absolutely predictable--just like kids, you can have the two same plants & they will be very different. And how about when you 'baby' a plant & it suffers along, whereby, ignoring & the plant grows big & strong?

 
At 11:13 AM, Blogger Sylvana said...

Plants are like people, every one is different. I have noticed that all the plants in my garden like to wake up in the spring much later than my neighbors plants of the same kind - and I get WAY more sun!!
But, my hardy hibiscus, a plant which is notoriously late in coming up, is already 2 feet high! Go figure.

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger snappy said...

Thats the joy of gardening, why identical plants (like my camelia's) flower seperately or not at all.The mystery is the fun part of working out why.The rose bush in bloom looks wanderful.I am still reading your namesake book the heirloom garden!!

 
At 10:37 PM, Blogger OldRoses said...

These roses are not grown on their own roots, but those blossoms are from the roses, not the roots. I should have been more clear when I wrote the post. Normally both bushes bloom at the exact same time. This year, for some reason, they are blooming days apart.

 

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