Planting A New Rose

Blood may be drawn

Deborah Barchi
Apr 1 · 1 min read
Photo by Khara Woods on Unsplash

Planting a new rose,
hidden thorns may lacerate.
Plant it just the same.

Yesterday I planted two bare root roses. William Baffin roses that will trail over my stone wall, spilling fragrant, semi-double blossoms in June.

Descriptions of the William Baffin rose always mention its numerous, very prominent thorns. One pierced my thumb as I attempted to steady the stem while I filled the hole with dirt.

So, yes, this rose has thorns. But the flowers will be worth it!

Deborah Barchi

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays. 824drb@gmail.com

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays. 824drb@gmail.com

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A community for vegetable and flower gardening enthusiasts, lovers and observers of birds, outdoor explorers and adventurerrs, and good photography.

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