Maybe We Can Get Some Roses Now
While it was raining slowly yesterday, I gave my 33 first-year rose bushes a nice feeding. The devil beetles have been in charge of them since mid-June but I think they are going to let me have them back the remainder of the season.
This morning, after the rain, I picked several Fragrant Clouds and a couple of Scentimentals and put them in a vase together. I have another vase with a Veteran's Honor, a couple of Angel Faces, an About Face, and another Fragrant Cloud. I also did a second trimming of the bushes to remove beaten down branches and some old blooms I missed this past weekend.
I hope I get a bunch of blooms soon. My Full Sail is loaded with buds--and if the devils are gone--it will be sepctacular. Even Black Bacarra and Tamora are getting in the spirit.