I have been trying to post all of my garden posts and updates and such on my new gardening blog. It is http://www.lucindagardens@wordpress, but I just need to get a few pictures of my roses here, so maybe someone with some knowledge will give me a shout. Earlier Christine gave me some great hints, but I should have done some of them before I planted, and I will need to pick up some food for the roses the next time I am on a shopping spree.
There were about three or four buds on the plant when I put it in the ground. They have mostly opened, and I have been careful to dead head them as they were fading. I just noticed today that the bottom branch of the bush is dying and it wasn’t clear what had happened. I did pull all the weeds around the plant after I saw the problem, but I am lost on this one. As I said in an early post on the other site, roses are not really my forte.
On a happier note, the clematis is loving the new, tighter twine that I gave it. I have also been dead heading that plant this year, and it just keeps blooming. So love that plant. Funny how I finally realized not to cut it to the ground in the fall.
I have a few more flower pictures, but am posting them over on the lucindagardens site. Catch you later!!