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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Paul Is Blooming

Quite a few years ago now, we planted a Paul's Himalayan Musk Rose at the base of an older, non- producing cherry tree.  It has now taken over the tree.
 This week it is in full bloom.
 Paul has some company up there in the cloud of blooms. A lovely clematis whose name I don't remember is rambling right up there with the rose.


 The blooms are lightly fragrant, so when the sun shines on the rose a sweet scent wafts over the yard.

 Unfortunately the rose has now killed the supporting tree so something will have to be done. Fortunately this will happen during the dormant season, like in January, so for now we can just enjoy it.

11 comments:

  1. Paul is a beauty. I bet his fragrance is lovely.

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  2. What fun to enjoy this combination while it lasts. Couldn't the tree stay for a year or two longer? So pretty!

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  3. That's A spectacular rose with a little history thrown in.

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  4. That is an amazing plant. You have so many different varieties. I wouldn't be able to keep them all straight. Paul is easier to remember than some Latin names though.

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  5. Yes, this begins the time of the year where we start to make lists for fall and winter!!

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  6. It is so beautiful. A gigantic tree Rose. Too bad about the tree though. MB

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  7. It is a shame that this will not be a permanent arrangement, but for now, as you say, it's really nice to enjoy it as it is. :-)

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  8. This musk rose is huge! And beautiful!

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