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Roses on the Roof

bouquet of mixed white roses

With a committee to tend them, my roses will flourish.

Last summer I confessed that I Hate Gardening and gave up on my four-year experiment — trying to grow roses in the front of our house. I ripped them out and planted low-maintenance spirea in their place. However, instead of throwing them out I donated five of the bushes to the roof garden of our city apartment building.

The morning they came out of the ground I wrapped the bushes in old bed sheets and brought them back to town, where the capable ladies of our building’s garden committee gave them a brief soak then planted them in large containers on the roof.… Continue Reading