At the front of the house around the porch entrance, which faces east, I planted a tiny cutting, no more than four inches in height, of the New Dawn rose, given to us by a thoughtful friend on her first visit to our garden. The blooms are a very pretty shade of shell pink, and fade to pearly-blush cream as the flowers fully open.
The lush foliage, which has an amazing lustre, maintains a dark green hue throughout the growing season. This outstanding, vigorous rambler needs ample space to grow, and a good pruning to keep it in check, but rewards you with years of fragrance and beauty, never failing to produce clusters of blooms. It is also one of the most disease-resistant roses and blooms from early Summer to the first frost.
Due to where I planted it, it certainly makes its presence felt, as it sheds its multitude of petals freely, and the ever-present wind takes advantage by blowing them, like confetti at a Summer wedding, right in our front door.
Let us faith and hope receive –
The rose still grows beyond the wall!
A. L. Frink