The garden awakens! Or, how to plant free roses. 

We help take care of our neighbor, who in return tells us wild stories of her younger days growing up in Japan. My husband was helping clean out her yard, and ended up removing a climbing rose that was blocking access in her garden. 

We happily found it a new home on our south wall. Since it had the root system mostly intact, all we had to do was dig a hole about a foot deep, build up a little mound in the center, and place the root on top. Then I filled the hole back up, gave it a little food and water, and now I watch over the next week or so for signs of stress. We lost a bit of the root, so I’ll probably trim about a third back in the next day or so. 


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