This little rosebush is making a comeback. It was here when we moved in and turns out it was a pass along plant. Annie in Austin had a cool post about pass along plants and had a few stories about some of hers that have traveled with her and been passed back and forth. I recently found out that Mr. Miller who mows for us actually passed the rosebush onto the couple that lived here before us. Mr. Miller used to live down the road and the Hunter's lived here 50 years before they sold to us. Mr. Miller was born and raised where he lived so it could have fairly old origins. I am a relatively new gardener and decided to give it some rose food a couple years ago. I think I burned it because it just never was right after that and it looked half dead the last two years. It is a beautiful bush and I just couldn't rip it out. I kept hoping it would come back but six feet of branches with just a leaf here and there wasn't very promising. I cut it way down this year and found a bit of growth at the bottom. Now it seems to be doing very well and it's making a comeback. I think Mr. Miller is pleased as well. It's not only a beautiful bush but a reminder of his old friends.