Keeping it real since 2014

Rose Plant has Arrived

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’ve always wanted a cottage-y sort of garden filled with flowers. The  epitome of that look to me is a trellis with climbing roses. 

After doing some research I decided to go with Jackson & Perkins for my offerings. Home improvement stores and nurseries often have limited rose selection; and being a beginner I wanted a company that had a robust return/quality guarantee.

I knew I wanted a pink rose (I abhor red, and yellow and white roses aren’t my fav). I had considered the Social Climber because of its cheeky name; but ended up with the Zephirine Druhan because it was 50% off. 

It was initially $24.95 but I got it 50%. Not one to take chances I also bought the companies’ rose food. The best part of the website is that it uses Amazon pay so I didn’t have to enter my credit card info for the billionth time. 

Shipping and handling is a bit steep at $11.95 and it took ten days to get to my house. An eternity after Amazon prime has altered my shipping expectations for ever.

I already knew what to expect bc Jackson & Perkins has very helpful youtube videos (

Here’s my big ole box.

The bare root rose is wrapped in plastic and damp paper.

My rose food, cause Even roses gotta eat.

Hello little guy! Hopefully you and me’ll be friends for a long while.

Before we can plant the rose it needs to soak for 12-24 hours. So Ms. Zephirine will chill in this bucket for the next day or so! And hopefully when she grows up she’ll look like all these lovely plants:


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