Saturday, April 24, 2010

In Love With Lady Banks

I think that this is the second Lady Banks rose I have had, but until now I have never had the right spot for it. You know the saying, “right plant, right place.” Last year, B built this rail fence for the roses and the Lady Banks bloomed some. This year, it really took off.



The original Lady Banks rose dates back to 1796 but this double yellow (Rosa banksiae lutea) is a youngster from only 1824. It grew originally in China and is named for Lady Banks, the wife of the chief scientist on Captain Cook's expedition.

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