Friday Floral: Red Climbing Rose Flowers

red rose flowers

I am happy to report that my climbing rose has forgiven me for last summer. It is on a south facing cinder-block wall. Normally it does fine in the heat, but this summer just got too hot.

red climbing roses
red climbing roses

My poor climber has a few brown, sunburned canes. At one point it even lost all its leaves after one too many 120 degree heat waves.

A few weeks ago I gave the plant a nice soaking. And we’ve had milder weather and even a few drops of rain, so the rose seems a little happier.

Today I have two little roses and a few buds. The foliage hasn’t all come back yet, but I think my rose will be OK.

Here is a photo from happier times.