April 16, 2009

The One Thing

We planted this climbing rose four or five years ago.

I've never had a cluster of buds like this.

The one thing I did differently this spring: skip the synthetic fertilizer from the nursery and bury two banana peels at the base.

That's it.

There are three bloom clusters like this on the bush.

Who knew?

P.S. Easter pics will be forthcoming. I'm still wading through them and editing. I need to learn to delete the bad shots immediately so I don't end up downloading 85 shots from one afternoon at the park.