Category Archives: growing roses
The peak of the May flush has happened…it was a great rose season here.
It has rained so much that there is water standing in my backyard as well as the front. Many of the roses are just plain soggy. Some of the varieties I grow have petals that can’t stand up to all … Continue reading
In 2008, I added these new roses, thanks to a generous gift certificate from my father-in-law. This time of year it does my heart good to see pictures like these! So as an excuse for sharing the photos with you, … Continue reading
Between Japanese beetles and blackspot, it is not a beautiful time in the rose garden. When I realized that I had lost my battle with blackspot, I started alternating the fungicides I spray, and spraying a little more frequently. The … Continue reading
It was my plan, since my big long day in the garden last Sunday, to spend time outdoors every day doing some gardening chore or other. Today Barb was over most of the morning for tea and work — which … Continue reading
Emboldened by the rose pruning demonstration yesterday at the seminar, I really lit into the back yard roses this morning. It was a wonderful day to spend outside. In particular I pruned Heritage down to canes about two feet high. … Continue reading