Hi everyone ! Just wanted to let you all know my roses and dong quite well, thank you very much ! I did have to move Cybil (the blue moon rose) into a bit more shade...But she's blooming repeatedly...Mr. Lincoln is a bit slower, but very healthy appearing !
Gracie (my new gardenia) seems happy enough on the south deck, out of direct sun, her pot sitting on a nice two inch deep, round plastic tray full of pebbles and water !
Temps are now varying between 88 and 101 highs, so I'm cautiously hopeful for Gracie in particular ! I found my very favorite annuals, portulacas ! I absolutely adore these delicate appearing, yet very desert friendly, plants ! I say "found", because last year I had to search in three different garden centers to find them !
I have used recycled mulch on any and everything !
My question to you all : I've heard that a lot of gardeners swear by epsom salts, either sprinkled dry or used in water as a spray as defense against aphids !
I'd really appreciate hearing any and all comments !