Thursday, April 23, 2009

Europena Rose

The Europena rose is doing a beautiful job of brightening up my front walkway. I have several of these planted along the driveway but they are not blooming as well yet. Europena is a floribunda.
They come back just fine after cows prune them. Something to keep in mind if you live in the country(-: Every now and then a cow or cows will get in the yard some how and go to town feasting on my roses! This spring it was the forsythia. It was really pretty until a cow decided to break the whole thing off at the ground. So is the life in the country. If its not one thing its a half dozen others! Happy Thursday!!!!

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Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

It's a gorgeous bush with a lovely flower! Hard to believe the cows eat it and it keeps on going! Actually, I can't imagine even seeing a cow for miles and miles and miles from where I live;-) It has to be 'comfortable' living out in the country. I wouldn't know, here in the 'burbs:-/
You really do have a wonderful blog, Cindy...and so many gorgeous blooms to show in earlier posts!

CiNdEe said...

Hi Jan,
Thanks for stopping by(-:
It isn't a good thing to see the cows in the yard believe me. If I see them out in the field then its o.k.(-: They just rip and tear if they get in. And lets just say they leave behind things that don't smell or look to good on the ground!
Things are really starting to bloom here now so I hope to have many more pictures soon!

Brenda said...

Well, I guess they gotta eat too. I think I would like it very much living out in the country alongside you. And I'm still loving that signature you were creative enough to make!

Sheila said...

Very pretty rose! I have never heard of it and I certainly never heard of anyone having problems with cows eating their roses. My, my, I have heard everything now!

Laura said...

Down the road from where I work, there is a farmer (a cousin of my boss) whose daughter has raised a cow for 4-H for the last few years. One of the things they have to do before they show it is get it used to walking on a (for lack of a better word) leash. It is hilarious to me to see people walking their dogs across the street to the north of us while Dave and his daughter are walking a COW on the east side of us!

perennialgardener said...

I can't believe that cows eat those roses, don't they hve thorns? I'm glad I don't live in the country, it would freak me out to see a cow wandering in and nibbling on my plants. ;)

Meadowview Thymes said...

That country life sounds pretty appealing to me right now! :)

My Little Family: said...

What a lovely walkway. How's Jack after his big kill? Ed & Daisey are chewing moo tubes right now,.

CiNdEe said...

Hi Brenda,
It is or was I should say peaceful. It still is but with a mix of heavy equipment building a road every now and then.
I can do the signature for you anytime(-:

Hi Sheila,
LOL yeah those cows love my roses and whatever else they can get into. The rose is an older variety. But I still see it for sale at the local places every year.

Hi Laura,
My daughter was an FFA girl. She raised hogs. We had more fun with those when she had them. You take them for walks too! Just with a cane instead of a halter/rope(-: I miss those days!!!!

Hi perennialgardener,
Yup those roses have thorns! They don't care. They eat pampus grass! You know how sharp that stuff is!!!! Country life has its draw backs thats for sure. But I wouldn't trade it for anything(-;

Hi Meadowview Thymes,
It is a nice place to be(-:

Hi My Little Family,
LOL Jack rolled in something nasty stinky and I just had to give him a bath! Ewwwwww He hates baths and he knows if he rolls in a stinky dead thing he will for sure be having one. What are moo tubes? Hopefully not cow Jack loves those too. Not a good smell either but much better then a dead stinky animal!!!!

WiseAcre said...

I noticed a rare gear flower in the photo. Now that would give a cow something to chew on.

tina said...

It looks so good! I like the pairing with the silver leaved plant too.

CiNdEe said...

Hi WiseAcre,
Yeah that is a great flower. No water needed! (-:

Hi Tina,
I love that silver leaf plant. The name escapes me at the moment. It is very hardy though(-: