Thinking back to my Planning a Garden Full of White Flowers Only from last year, I have been adding mostly white perennials to my "dogwood garden" and originally pictured a white rose in there. I just don't know if I have the room for this climber and its structure.
The problem, I'm not sure where I want to put it as it is a climber. I need to think of that BEFORE I buy a plant, yes? Especially an investment like this one. I don't just have an extra empty pergola lying around or bags of money to go buy one whenever I feel like it.
I tried a little research to get some ideas of what I could do with it best for my yard and was really impressed with some rose pillars I saw. Specifically this Giverny Rose Umbrella Pillar on Garden Artisan's website HERE. I just checked the price. $599 GULP. Maybe I'll just plant it and hope it doesn't need to be trained up something until next year?
Last summer we finally bought a proper pergola for the wisteria. So far, it hasn't bloomed but I know it takes a few years and I never pruned it so it's a mess! We also have another wisteria that I had tossed in a corner thinking it was dead and it has now intertwined itself in my potting bench and is in desperate need of a structure or a major haircut as well.
This year's project was the grape arbor. We finally bought the materials and constructed it to hold the grape vine off the ground. BTW, notice how I keep saying WE. It's not really ME, it's HE.
Next we need to mix up the fruit spray so the bugs don't get to the grapes before we do.