Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Climbing Pinkie ~

When I replanted the border beneath my back deck I knew that I wanted a climbing rose to go around the deck across the railing. Preferably a pink rose that would be easy to train, stand up in the heat, easy care, and long blooming.

I immediately decided on Climbing Pinkie. Climbing Pinkie, a polyantha rose, was first introduced by Amstrong in 1952, It is a sport of another one of my favorite roses, China Doll. 

 The reason this decision was so easy to make was that I already had a Climbing Pinkie planted in the back garden. It is trained to go over the bridge by the pond and has
 all of the qualities I was looking for.

Every year, without fail it performs in this magical way. The first flush of bloom is the heaviest but it continues to flower through the summer months on into winter. Training this rose is made easier because it has few thorns and very pliable canes. 

Below you see the new planting around the deck this spring in it's second year of bloom. By next year I think it will have made it's way completely around.

But not only is Climbing Pinkie beautiful in the garden it is also great for cutting...an instant, very long lasting bouquet. What more could you ask for.

If you are interested in planting a Climbing Pinkie you can order one on line at The Antique Rose Emporium

Thank you for visiting.

Happy Gardening!


  1. I love pink roses and this one seems to have all the attributes of a very desirable garden-addition.
    Just yesterday I was showing The Great Dane some of your old posts with shots of the garden - we are inspired!

  2. Simply gorgeous!!! It looks so lush and beautiful.

  3. What a beautiful climbing rose. I can see why you like it and wanted another one.

    The roses are sure pretty this year, even with our drought they are performing beautifully.

    Have a wonderful week in your lovely garden.


  4. Beautiful outside and beautiful inside! How lovely!

  5. Oh such a prolific bloomer...and so pretty.
    Your garden is absolutely stunning in its beauty...a labour of love as they say.

  6. What a wonderful climbing rose. Your garden is so beautiful and lush.

  7. They are beautiful. you do a wonderful job of gardening. I love all your plantings.

  8. Bonjour chère amie,

    Incroyable !! Vous êtes incroyable ! Une avalanche de roses sublime... Vos photos sont belles et m'émerveillent.

    Merci pour ce délicieux partage.

    Gros bisous ♡

  9. Adrienne, that is so beautiful. I would love to sit in your garden. I can't put it more simply than that. I would love to have that rose growing on my fence..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  10. What beautiful roses, and so prolific! And what a delight to have plenty to cut and bring inside, a dream of mine.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog :) Deborah

  11. Your blogs are a touch of romance, beauty and your writing is all so comforting. Have a nice day.


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