Saturday, August 7, 2010

Climbing Red Rose
Oil on Canvas Panel 11" x 14" $150
sold
Here is a gardening success story! This rose bush was originally climbing the back wall of the garage on our patio. It nearly covered the garage every summer with wonderful, fragrant red roses just beside our sand box. It thrived until the Ash tree, shading the patio, got so large the rose was in constant shade. It still lived, but got weaker and weaker.
About four years ago I decided to try to transplant it. The first year in its new sunny location it was nearly mowed down, and had maybe one or two roses.... It has had a few more each year and this year produced 5 or 6 good canes each covered with the roses I remember from childhood! The painting is a celebration!

2 comments:

DEB said...

Very good cause for celebration! Nice painting. Glad your bush survived the transplant!

Nancy Laliberte said...

Love the story behind the painting. I find this painting very comforting and calming.

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