Rose Buzz: Fireworks

Rose Buzz_7_whiteI am going to be doing some traveling in May so I have been taking advantage of every moment of good weather to get the roses on their way to a spectacular growing season.

The existing roses have been trimmed, fertilized and prayed over! ๐Ÿ™‚ The new bareroot roses have been soaked in moo poo tea and planted.

Of the new ones, there are 4 beautiful new roses from Star Roses and Plants that I am trying this year. I am very excited about these beauties and can’t wait to share them with you…

 

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A good moo poo start...
A good moo poo start…

Many of the Hybrid Teas and Floribundas had to be cut back to the ground 4 weeks ago but they are coming back strong!

Gertrude Jekyll was cut back to about 3โ€ from the ground and baby look at her now. She is ready to grow. And, if you know anything about this rose you know that when sheโ€™s happy you are happy. She is gorgeous! Classic old rose form and very likely the most fragrant of all the David Austins.

Gertrude Jekyll getting ready...
Gertrude Jekyll getting ready…

Here’s one that surprised me today…. The Queen of Bourbon rose appears to have a bud! This is the first “bud” in the garden so far. Exciting! Read more about her here.

Look closely. Yep, it’s a bud…

First bud on the Queen of Bourbon...
First bud on the Queen of Bourbon…

The frost came this week and those that were a bit taller like The Generous Gardener โ€ฆ had a bit of burn. Iโ€™ll just trim and sheโ€™ll be fine.

Late season frosts are not our friends...
Late season frosts are not our friends…

Next week the temps are going to soar into the mid 70s, so we could have an early bloom cycle!

ROSE FIREWORKS

Since I am that person who counts down the days until springโ€”starting the day after Christmas, I am looking for ROSE FIREWORKS when spring finally comes. My old garden roses and the rugosas are happy to oblige. They are very predictable โ€œspring fireworks.โ€

Look at these Rugosas! Hardly a bit of winter die back. Lush, green and on their way.

Rugosa starting out strong...
Rugosas starting out strong…

Here’s a peek over the garden fence…

Yes, the garden is waking up and we expect FIREWORKS soon!
Yes, the garden is waking up and we expect FIREWORKS soon!

What’s going on in your neck of the woods.

Any FIREWORKS to report? ๐Ÿ

3 thoughts on “Rose Buzz: Fireworks

  1. My Sunny looks like your Gertrude! Lush!
    Your gardens look splendid!
    Going to be 80 here this week (NO!) and will force my peonies to come in too soon! No one to harvest for fridge while I am in LR. OMG! Too busy too soon!

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