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Wild rose


These blossom white in the summer and ramble in wide swathes across the fenceline. The bush here is coloring and losing leaves in preparation for fall.


Some people use the hips (the fruits) of wild rose in a tea as an herbal remedy. If you know more, please share.

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smcrenshaw 11 years ago

Thanks for the recommendation. We will probably look them up one of these days.

chesterbperry 11 years ago

Not all online nurseries are bad, just have to do your due diligence. Shooting Start Nursery in Georgetown, KY. is a quality supplier, also one that you could easily visit. They specialize in native plants, so not going to be good for your grapes but just an example of quality online supplier. If you are ever looking for native KY plants I can not recommend them enough.

smcrenshaw 11 years ago

That is a wonderful tip! I recently learned to graft apple trees and have been looking for other more prevalent materials to work on. This is perfect.
Though if I could track down some quality orchard grapes, that would be even better. I have mature and hardy rootstock that needs a proper top stock (one perfect lesson in why never to buy from an online nursery...)

keithp2012 11 years ago

They are commonly used as root stock for our garden roses we buy and readily hybridize with garden roses, the offspring are very hardy!

chesterbperry 11 years ago

They are edible, very tasty, and contain high amounts of vitamin C.

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Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Sep 3, 2012
Submitted on Sep 4, 2012

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