In my last rose post I reported that my beautiful Peggy Martin was dying. Well, I pruned off the weird growth that was coming up from the roots and low and behold my rose is blooming! It always has a few blooms in the fall but this year there are more than ever! I believe it is the nature of this rose to get "leggy" with age. Mine is nearly 15 years old now. I think a good idea is to underplant this rose with blooming shrubs or perennial flowers. I have Ruby Slippers Hydrangea, a big white Azalea and Rudbeckia planted around mine and there is something blooming or pretty foliage all year.
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