Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Days of Wine and Roses

While we break open a nice red for these crisp fall days, the roses are giving us their last hurrah.

At the top is Peace, which we grow as a tree rose.

Here's Julie Newmar with one last flush of yellow before the end of the season.

As of September 30, the roses are on their own. No more deadheading, no more fertilizer. Now, it's up to the plants to store food in their rose hips to get themselves over the cold weather of November and December.

Soon, they'll all look just like this Angel Face and go just a bit semi-dormant until pruning in January.


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1 comment:

  1. They are such optimistic plants ! When all around them is death and decay they just bloom away, impervious to it all! Some lovely blooms. Even better after a couple of glasses of red ...