The Care and Cultivation of Climbing Roses
My Second Son Spreads His Roots
Though I have the proverbial “green thumb,” a love for all things gardening, I’ve never been good at growing roses.
Rose growers know this flower is temperamental and highly reactive to its environment. Everything has to be just so—the soil acidity, the need for watering at specific times, the constant threat of a multitude of diseases, and the susceptibility of attack from all kinds of insects specific to roses, Over the years, every rose plant I planted, I’m sad to say, died.