Saturday, May 26, 2012

Wild roses - Rose selvatiche

I wanted to buy some wild climbing roses to plant along a fence, but they were too expensive, so I decided to pass on them for the time being. The next day, as a friend and I were removing ivy and sarsaparilla vines (Smilax aspera) from trees and walls, we found wild roses blooming and climbing all over the place. It's a Rosa sempervirens (Evergreen rose) and in the photo above it is entwined in a Rhamnus alaternus (at least I think that's what the small tree is).
L'altro giorno volevo comprare qualche rosellina rampicante da piantare lungo un recinto, ma erano troppo care e, cosi`, ho deciso di soprassedere per il momento. Il giorno dopo, mentre un amico ed io toglievamo dell'edera e della Smilax aspera (Sarsaparilla) da alberi e muretti, abbiamo scoperto rose selvatiche che crescevano e fiorivano ovunque. La varieta` si chiama Rosa sempervirens (Rosa di San Giovanni o Rosa di macchia) e nella foto in alto si e` intrecciata con un Rhamnus alaternus, almeno credo che sia un alberello di alaterno. 

3 comments:

mykitcheninhalfcups said...

Mother nature can surprise and thrill!
Lovely.

Mary Ann said...

Oh how beautiful they are Anna Maria!

Christine said...

I love how you got what you were wanting! I think you have a blessed life, Annamaria.