Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Climbing New Dawn Rose In All Its Glory

The climbing New Dawn rose is in all its glory right now.
I planted one on each side of the arbor about 8 years ago, replacing a trumpet vine that could never compare to the beauty of this wonderful rose.

 This rose is a prolific bloomer and repeat performer with a sweet scent that permeates the air in the evening.  

 Add disease resistant to the list, and you pretty much have a perfect climbing rose.

 Except for the thorns--as you can see, they're brutal!  
You have to be very careful when cutting bouquets or pruning them back in the winter.

 This year, the roses have grown so heavy that they're threatening to collapse the arbor, which is starting to rot at the base.  
 I don't know what I'll do if it falls over!

If you are wondering what climbing rose to plant, I highly recommend New Dawn.
I know there are others too that compare, but seriously, how can you resist the beauty of this perfect rose!
Just make sure if you plant one, that there is plenty of support!

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24 comments:

PURA VIDA said...

This is so beautiful! I am surely going to plant some!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Your New Dawn is gorgeous. I have one planted that isn't producing much. I think I will move it in the fall to see if it won't grace me like yours does. So pretty.

Meg said...

This time of year is wonderful for new plant growth and beautiful smells. Your rose looks lovely.

The French Hutch said...

I'm on a mission now to find the "New Dawn" rose climer. I've tried several plants for my pergola and nothing has worked. I'll give this a try. Your rose blooms are stunning! I sure hope the arbor hold until you can repair it.

~Emily
The French Hutch

veuvemcd said...

Beautiful roses and simply great pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Tammy Henderson said...

Everything about it is BEAUTIFUL!

Decoratopia said...

That makes me so happy to see - I planted one this spring and wasn't really sure what to expect!

dawnineden.com said...

I too love this rose (it's my name after all!). I would love to plant this on a stone wall/arbor that is outside my kitchen door. I just need to think about those thorns though!
I love your arbor/roses. Beautiful.

D said...

Really pretty, and great pictures.

kim said...

That rose is spectacular! I don't know why I always assumed that it wasn't a repeat bloomer! I'll bet that color really goes great with your northern Cal. weather and sunlight! (to me flowers seem to just pop more up there!)

Michele Smith said...

Beautiful! I will have to keep these roses in mind when we buy or build our home. Soon I hope!

Babs said...

Your New Dawn rose is gorgeous. I'm envious as we had a pair that grew over the pergola, but were so pitiful,I had them dug up and gave to a neighbor to put on their fence. I think mine were in a spot that was too hot and dry. Did you like your trumpet vine? I have one I'm thinking about putting on the pergola but can't decide.

Victoria said...

I love New Dawn roses. I had them in my NY garden and they were as wonderful and prolific as you say. Yours are truly fabulous.
Best...Victoria

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Just magnificent....I just love seeing your beautiful property!...and yes, the New Dawn is perfect!

Bonnie said...

Oh, WOW! So beautiful. Just wish it lasted longer don't you?

Sarah said...

Delores, this rose covered arbor is perfectly romantic. I can just imagine how glorious the fragrance is. i don't have any climbing roses, so I'm going to investigate this one for growing in TX. Thanks!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. ~ Sarah

The enchanted home said...

Spectacular! I can imagine how fragrant it must smell.....just beautiful.

Jennings and Gates said...

Such a gorgeous pink! Those are just the best roses! N.G.

boomgaard said...

Wat een geweldige post, ik ben zelf ook helemaal weg van rozen en zeker van de New Daw, maar ik heb er 2 en beiden zijn deze winter bevroren, het heeft bij ons 2 nachten -20 gevroren , dat gebeurt niet vaak, maar helaas , ik wordt helemaal blij van jou foto's dus.

Groet,

Marieke

Designs By Pinky said...

Just magnificent, Delores! I am so anxious to plant BLOOMING plants in the new house! new Dawn will go on thie list, thanks!!!! XO, Pinky

Agni said...

May is a roses month ! I took a lot of photos too.
http://kubek-agnicy.blogspot.com/2012/05/na-gorze-roze.html

Rose Petals Nursery said...

It is wonderful to hear such a glowing report on this old rose. Dating from 1930, New Dawn has continued to be a mainstay in many antique and old garden rose gardens. And I'll tell you a secret many of the die hard exhibition rose growers also show and win with New Dawn at the rose shows they enter.

Katy Noelle said...

Delores!!! This is SOOOOO funny! I've been biting my nails, this week, trying to figure out whether I should get the New Dawn climber or the Zephirine Drouhin! I just wasn't sure.... I think you've tipped the scales. Oh, LOL! =D

Thanks much!

xxo

Kathy said...

This is one of the most beautiful posts I have ever seen, really spectacular....I can even smell them from here...bravo!

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