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Monday, May 4, 2015



Eight years ago, I planted two tiny climbing miniature rose bushes.  I asked my husband to build a trellis for them to climb.  I told him the trellis needed to be higher than the fence.


He told me I was being very optimistic.  One of the bushes had yellow roses, and the other had white.  The yellow blooms are much more miniature than the white, even though they are both the same variety of bush.


I'll admit that sometimes an optimist can be disappointed, but normally, an optimist makes the best of the disappointment.  When the yellow bush bloomed, I was a little disappointed in the roses it produced -- nothing worth cutting, but I did love how pretty it looked with the yellow blooms all over it.  Then, the white bush bloomed, and the roses were wonderful, and I loved the mixture of the tiny yellow roses and the larger white roses.


As you can see, I wasn't overly optimistic.  The bushes long ago passed the height of the trellis, and they've covered the light pole in beauty.  (I keep thinking the electric company is going to start wacking the bushes.)  


Yes, I am an optimist, and I think I'll remain an optimist.  Sometimes, it is disappointing, but when my optimism is warranted, it is so worth it.


I call these rose bushes "the little bushes that could".  

I think I can, I think I can, I think they did!  Thank you for stopping in to visit.


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I can't believe that they were miniature rose bushes. I have never seen them grow so big. they are beautiful. I have all kinds of roses but I cannot grow the miniature rose at all.
Have a great week and love those roses.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, Your rose grew beyond measure!! I had this same one planted over an arch and it literally over powered the arch and we had to remove it. We couldn't keep it trimmed. If I remember correctly is was called a miniature thornless Carolina yellow rose. We had the white too. The white didn't make it through the harsh winter so we replaced it with a Trumpet vine which is a grower too.

I'll be your bush is a sight in person in full bloom. Beautiful tiny flowers!!

Have a great week.
Hugs, CM