It was a long winter, and these flowers are long-anticipated, and very satisfying. Just looking at their little selves makes me feel happy. I think an appropriate way to celebrate would be to share this feeling, and give a rose to a lucky reader, don't you think?
Which rose, you ask? One of my favorites, of course ...
New Dawn is a classic. It has been a super-star in gardens ever since it was introduced in 1930.
This rose is everything that I love most about roses.
It's a climber.
It's a beautiful shade of pale pink.
and, most importantly, it's FRAGRANT!
My New Dawn is trained onto the fence with my French ramblers. She no longer fits into the garden plan in that spot, so she must move later this year. In preparation for her move, I cut her back pretty drastically last year and pruned her roots. She won't look quite her best this year because of this.
She's a tough old thing, and I know she'll come through her move just fine. It will be better for her in the long run, because I plan to give her a premium spot by the nursery cottage where she can show visitors how lovely she is.
New Dawn on the wall at Chatham.
Enter this Giveaway, and you may win a baby New Dawn for your own Garden.
You can have 3 chances to win.
1. Post a Comment to tell me what you'd like to see featured on my blog in the future or what you've enjoyed so far. Rose season is here, I still have a few house projects under way, and there's SO much I can show you. Be sure you leave an email address, so I can notify you if you win.
2. For a SECOND chance, Become a Follower. All followers will be registered for a second chance. If you aren't already a follower, you can go take care of that right now ...I'll wait. (edited to add: I installed the Followers widget on the bottom of my sidebar. I had resisted doing this, but it looks like this should be an easier way for you to follow.)
3. For a THIRD chance, Post A Link to this Giveaway on your own blog, or Facebook, or Twitter. Be sure to come back and leave a comment to let me know you've posted so that I can add your name for a third chance to win.
This drawing will be open until 8:00 pm, Friday, April 30.
(Because this is a giveaway for a live plant, there are a few little 'fine print' issues that I have to address. I am not licensed to ship to CA, OR, WA, AZ, AK, HI, or anywhere outside the US. I have an alternate prize if someone from one of these states wins.)
(Welcome, to visitors from Tootsie Time's Fertilizer Friday.)
I appreciate every one of you who takes the time out of your day to read what I write here. I hope you have learned a few things along the way, and that you will come back often. This little blog of mine is SO much fun to do, and I hope you enjoy it too.
This giveaway is now closed.
(written by Hartwood Roses. Hartwood Roses blog)