Back in 2006 it was planted.
In 2008 it was out of control.
In 2010 it was a towering 8ft monster.
And last Friday, the rosebush which was looking more like a rose-tree finally got a major trimming. From this:
Of course, the before photos do this guy justice. Somehow, despite my complete lack of ability to grow even the most meager fruits and vegetables, this guy thrived.
Anyway, he's finally back to a more manageable size. Let's see how long he takes to hit 6 feet again...