Today I planted 5 tree roses along the driveway. I've been looking for something for this ugly strip of driveway and I thought these would be perfect. Last year I tried a bunch of perennials, kind of looking for a cottage look, and I found it to just look sloppy instead. So I thought if I started with a more formal foundation it would pull everything together.
I had trouble getting them all in the picture, but you can probably get the idea. Nothing has really come up yet except the tulips. When I asked my daughter , "What do you think?" she responded, "Why did you plant sticks Mommy?"
Now I have to do some research on how to care for them. I think I read somewhere that tree roses are grafted onto apple trunks, or some similar straight strong trunk. So I'm thinking they won't like the cold winter here in zone 5. Every time I plant roses I think of my Dad. He always grew beautiful roses when we were younger!