Racked

rackedpast participle, past tense of rack (Verb)

Verb:
  1. Cause extreme physical or mental pain to; subject to extreme stress: "he was racked with guilt".
  2. (of a horse) Move with such a gait.
  3. Draw off (wine, beer, etc.) from the sediment in the barrel.





Now why did I do this?  I not only don't need more roses, I don't even particularly want more roses. 
I have plenty of roses, hundreds of roses. 
I can make a rose bouquet the size of a bathtub--in December. 
So why this?
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It was on the death-rack at Lowes, of course.  That's why.  I've been--racked!
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Looking carefully at the base, I saw it was healthy, unscratched, un-cankered, unspotted, and own-root.  
There were two;  I left the blooming one, so it will be bought before it dies of thirst.  
It's 'Cinco de Mayo' (Iink), by the way, which has a good reputation. 
Child of 'Julia Child', an excellent rose here.

rackedpast participle, past tense of rack (Verb)

Verb:
  1. Cause extreme physical or mental pain to; subject to extreme stress: "he was racked with guilt".
  2. (of a horse) Move with such a gait.
  3. Draw off (wine, beer, etc.) from the sediment in the barrel.
  4. Forced to buy a plant because it is 75% off the original price.

Comments

  1. hahaha, jajaja, hohoho! So i got a new word meaning, rocked!

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  2. Maybe you should use the verb sacked. I purchased 5 x #1 agastache and 3 x #3 Miscanthus gold bar for a $1 a piece the other day. I worked for Lowes a while and at that time they wouldn't write off less than 50%. Walmart does the same, they would rather throw them away than discount below 50%. go figure.

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  3. True, you have your share of roses and many other plants. But, one of those roses could decline or die, and voila - you have a replacement! Assuming it meets the design scheme...

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  4. You did a good thing, hoovb, and it didn't cost you much. I'm confident you have gained an asset for your garden. Hundred of roses? Hundreds? And nary a post on them? Tut, tut. You owe your rosey friends some in-depth photo essays on our favorite plant. Agaves and aloes are interesting, but we know your roses are to die for. Please share.

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  5. Big whoops! Just scrolled down to your previous post. You're a sweetheart! And I've been entirely too busy!!

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  6. There you go Andrea! :)

    @greggo, great find for a buck! Wish I could do that.

    @desert, design scheme? Me?

    @sherry, I don't blog about roses as much as I used to--maybe come spring, I'll be more obsessed with them again. Just a lot of stuff going on in this garden...

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  7. I ordered 15 packets of seeds online over the weekend...and I have space for about a dozen annuals, so I am definitely not one to cast 'nasturtiums'. Enjoy your beautiful Cinco de Mayo.

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  8. Well Marisa, there will be plenty of plants to give as gifts, right? :)

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