BASICS: "Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this glittering fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with reverence..." (J. J. Audubon).
This is a blog about my summer life at the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, at my winter garden, Calypso, in the Bahamas, and aspects of life in general.
This private sanctuary is now permanently closed to the general public, as a result of a lawsuit brought by a neighbor. Only my friends and personal guests may visit (

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Growing Roses Up Trees

I love roses even though hummingbirds don't - but so do the numerous deer here at the sanctuary. So I'm attempting to train them to climb up into the wild cherry trees here, which are small and do not have very dense foliage. I'm using old-fashioned disease-resistant and shade-tolerant types.  Although they are still quite small, they are now above browsing height, and in bloom. Here is a flower of "Francois Juranville" :

And here is a video of "Etain"

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