There is a great big patch of these between T. Mobile and Home Depot in Howell...There's now a big FOR SALE sign next to them so I am collecting seeds and getting some photos before the bulldozers arrive...I can smell these flowers from a long way off. They look more like rugosas than anything else but not exactly the same. They are #fragrant but not in a rugosa way. Any thoughts on the specie? #plantid
Looked it up and that is totally it, TY @lesliecole49 ! Rosa canina or Eglantine, mentioned in Shakespeare. Makes it even more of a must-have. It's listed as invasive but I love it enough to #makemebreakmyownrules
I have some growing wild in my fence lines. It's too tangled in amongst nearly a dozen other invasive vines and stuff to try to separate them out so I just enjoy what I do see. Glad we figured it out for you!
I went out there today and half killed myself digging up a single specimen @lesliecole49 -- the soil was waterlogged, heavy as lead and the base of the plant was totally intertwined with grass. BUT I GOT ONE that separated into two divisions. AND I took cuttings. AND I have some heps full of seeds. We are on our way!
@lesliecole49 one way to separate these out from other entanglements is to clip the other, unwanted plants off close to the ground and paint the cut face of each stem immediately with a "kills to the root" herbicide. Soon you will have only the plants you do want.
Not a bad idea but I think I'll leave it alone, I've enough to do keeping up with garden and house. It would take me forever to tackle it! Maybe 75-100 yards of fence and that's just one side. In other words, too much work
FINALLY had the presence of mind to pull over and collect some of these heps. A large stand of roses spreads every year in the gulch between T.Mobile and Home Depot in Howell, Michigan. At a distance they all look like wild pink rugosas but when I came closer, some looked like a different specie. I could not reach the rugosas but got these heps from the other bushes. Hoping to start some of my own. Whatever they are, they bloom like crazy and attract zillions of pollinators.
The wind took the lid off my tray of stratifying rose seeds but they are perfectly moist and undamaged -- please oh please let them sprout! #seedstarting