|'Eden Rose '88', 2 days ago, rain damaged,|
|'Eden Rose '88' today, nipped in the bud|
Why, pray tell me, did some wicked creature of the night single out 'Eden Rose '88' for its palate? I cannot believe, as She Who I Have to Humor (Mrs. ProfessorRoush) hypothesized, that this rose was that much sweeter to the tastebuds than any of the others. I think that's about as likely as someone or something taking offense that 'Eden Rose '88' was actually introduced in 1987, a modern cross of 'Danse des Sylphes' and the pink and white climber 'Handel' with 'Pink Wonder Climbing'. Or something taking offense that the same rose-breeding family introduced another rose named 'Eden Rose' in 1950, a pink rose not to be confused with the modern climber. There were no tracks in the area to help identify the fiendish culprit, so unless we are to blame a freakishly large hovering hummingbird, I am at a loss to even guess at a possible motive or suspect. I did take the precaution of applying my standard deer repellant in the area (see this post). I should take the destruction as a sign and spade prune this rose once and for all. But there's just something about this rose......something that only an insane, crazed, night-pruning monster could love.