So hot and dry we need a CWO…

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Around here it is HOT & DRY! One week of 95 – 100 degrees and one week of 70 degrees and now back to 90 degrees with no rain has made for some interesting gardening! Since I am the CWO of our clan… CHIEF WATERING OFFICER, me and my garden hose have been up close and personal with as many plants as possible. If the map on my iPhone weather app is correct, there is rain in the forecast for this week. FINGERS CROSSED!

In almost every picture I’ve taken this week, I see a garden hose! See…



While we wait for rain, here are some tips on watering your roses…

  • Roses need about 1″ of water per week or about 2 – 5 gallons depending of the size of your rose. You want to water deeply to send down deep roots!
  • Water at the base of the plant and early in the day. Putting your roses to bed wet sets the stage for black spot, mildew and other diseases.
  • Roses need water but don’t like “WET FEET,” so be sure you provide them with good drainage.
  • Occasionally your roses will appreciate an all over, gentle spray to wash away dirt and insects. Many times while I’m working in the garden I wish for a “gentle spray” of water too! Don’t you?

How is your garden doing so far? Are you the resident CWO?