I did a series of reviews from my garden for the American Rose Society and here is my review of the rose Quietness.
You can purchase this beautiful rose at Chamblees… https://www.chambleeroses.com
Last night I left California on the red eye with red eyes and a full heart…
Yes, a full heart filled with the good, the great and the sad. For those of you with family and friends far apart, I’m sure you know what I mean.
Bright and early this morning Mr. G was there to bring me home. The look on his face told me I was missed!
The garden had missed me too. It will be a few days before I will have it back in ship shape. All of the rain made the care while I was gone much easier but boy did everything grow and many things exceeded their allotted space. We call this stage the jungle stage! Yes, it will take a little while to get things trimmed up. We will be moving slow this weekend as the temps soar to low 90s with the humidity totally out of control.
The garden welcomed me with many blooms still yet to enjoy while I do the big task of deadheading the ones past their prime.
We have had 3 rainstorms and a bit of hail in the last week, so it is amazing that any of these blooms hung on! I think it was for my homecoming, don’t you?
So far I am only seeing a few. Seeing any is way more than I ever want to see. I’ll be dumping them into a bucket of soapy water (peppermint Dr. Bronners) for a sweet smelling demise. My friend, Jack Falker, had a lot to say about Japanese Beetles on his blog this week. You can read his thoughts here.
Here’s a simple recipe for the Dr. Bronner’s soapy magic: Add 2 T of Dr. Bronner’s soap to one gallon of water. Stir … don’t shake! Add to spray bottle. You can buy this soap on Amazon here!
Yes, aphids are coming to munch on the new buds. Dr. Bronner’s soap solution in a spray bottle to the rescue for this critter too.
I now have blooms on some roses that Proven Winners sent me right before I left. They are doing great! Believe me, the video or pictures do not do them justice!
Take a look…
March is coming in like a lion! But, it is beautifully peaceful in the garden and the birds are loving it. So, I guess if you can’t beat them, you join them! Today I will enjoy the snow we have and the snow we continue to get for the rest of the day. Mr. G says it is a church, soup, movie and brownie day – in that order.
Hearing the happy birds chirping…
Yesterday I saw pictures of my friends in the south pruning their roses. No roses are being pruned here!
How are things in your neck of the woods today?