Sunday, June 8, 2008

By any other name

Shipovnik or Dog Rose
The community is covered in roses. They are everywhere. along fence rows, in gardens and along front walks. The Dog Rose or Shipovnik grows in large thickets almost to rival some of the lilac hedges in size. These roses produce red berries or rose hips which are sometimes made into jams and are recognized as a source of Vitamin C. The Dog Rose is the wild precursor to some 2500 varieties of roses. We have about 14 regular rose bushes and 4 climbing roses (red, yellow and pink) in our flower garden. Our first rose is just starting to bloom and several more rose plants will be blooming by month end. Not bad for their first season in our garden.

Shipovnik or Dog Rose


Shipovnik or Dog Rose


Roza or Rose (Climbing)

Roza or Rose (Climbing)

Roza or Rose (Shrub)

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