Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lady Banks rose and white wisteria




Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

15 comments:

  1. That's such an astonishingly beautiful sight.

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  2. Gorgeous! Our climate is too cold during the winter for Lady Banks but I used to grow it in SC. I wish it were hardy here. What stunning views you have. :o)

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  3. What a great combination! I, too, wish that Lady Banks roses were hardy in any of the places I garden, since I always admire them when I see them in warmer climes.

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  4. Very nice pictures, the look straight out of a magazine. Is this heaven? No, it is Alabama. :)

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  5. My American wisteria is just now starting to come out, and is a long way off from blooming. I like the white. Mary

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  6. Beautiful! i've wanted a good climbing rose and the Lady Banks may be the answer! Is is available at any local garden shops or do you prefer some plants to come from online sources?
    Thanks!

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  7. The white Wisteria looks so lovely and erethreal.

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  8. So Very Beautiful, Phillip...my dad loved his garden and his two favorites were his roses and his wisteria tree.

    This brings to mind many happy memories of my childhood home where I could see the wisteria tree so perfectly from my bedroom window.

    Your photos are just breathtaking!

    Thank you, Phillip!

    gerri XXX

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  9. Hey Phillip, are you finding that these two are blooming in normal succession? Our lady banks have just come out and while not outrageously late technically, they usually bloom well in advance of the wisteria (though not this year). And because we were so warm end of January they started half heartedly blooming then, so instead of the full monty we are getting this sporadic but light several month bloom. These roses have definitely acted not normal this year.

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  10. Dino, Lady Banks is very easy to find in our local nurseries. This is a tender rose and it took me 3 tries before I managed to get one to make it through the winter. Put it in a sheltered location.

    Jess, they both usually bloom around the same time for me. The scary thing though is last year they bloomed a full month ahead of this year. This weather is crazy.

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  11. The combination of the Lady Banks rose and the wisteria is stunning!!

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  12. your yard is a constant inspiration!

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  13. Everything looks lovely Phillip, but that wisteria? Swoon! I've never seen a wisteria in "real life" can you believe it? So gorgeous!

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