No exclamation point today, although I was pretty excited when this one decided to come back to life and bloom finally. This is a “Blue Girl” rose, and it is much fussier than it’s direct neighbor the “Double Delight.” I have probably gotten a total of 5 full-size blooms off of this one this whole season, as compared to the five zillion I’ve gotten from the double delight (photos to follow).
Yes, I know– I should have cut this one before, but did I mention how fussy these plants are? Wait one day too long and they start to wilt! Over-water and they don’t like that! Under-water and they don’t like that either! I’m going to have to read up on what they DO like so I can do a better job with them next season. I don’t think I would fill a whole garden with these, but I love the color and I’m glad to have the variety in the garden.