Houzz Logo Print

Rose Thief at Florida Southern College!

2 months ago

Normally this time of year, I'd be posting photos of the found Hybrid Perpetual rose "Pulich Children," always a favorite because of the deep purply red flowers. The photo below was taken in a previous year. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous soul apparently came into the garden a week or so ago, in need of cuttings, and "pruned" this bush back to half-size, removing virtually all of the new growth, and leaving long internodes at the tops of the pruning cuts! If that person sees and reads this, SHAME ON YOU!!! Who knows if it will flower in 6 weeks, on the next flush; it normally does not repeat well once it turns hot, and we're already getting days in the low 90s here. So we may see no flowers at all this season. One of the frustrating aspects of having a garden fully open to the public 24/7.

Comments (33)