After the fire, our rosebushes looked a little peaked, but I continued to water them and added some fertilizer to the soil. I’m happy to say they are doing well now, especially this red one:


I also have to say I’m kind of thrilled with the colors this new camera is producing. Very true-to-life and vibrant.

Hope your week’s going well so far. Happy September!


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8 Responses to Survivor

  1. bonniegunkel says:

    Beautiful! I have tried my hand at growing roses the past couple of years and I am happy to say they are doing quite nicely…much to my surprise! I’m glad yours survived the fires…

    • Thanks, Bonnie. Glad yours are doing well. I’m having much better luck in California. I tried growing roses in Virginia and it was really tough. Lots of bugs, powdery mildew and black spot. I later read that growing roses in Virginia requires some insanity. 🙂

  2. A lovely reminder of resiliency. My mother swears by adding a few coffee grounds to the soil of her roses. I don’t know if this really helps, but her roses look great.

  3. Caroline says:

    The color is really vibrant. Amazing that they survived the fire.
    I have a tiny rose bush and it even survives hard winters, I’m always astonished.

    • We were really lucky, Caroline. Our neighbors weren’t–just about every plant in their yard is gone.
      Roses are very tough, I have found. We once rented a place that looked like everything was dead in the garden. After running the sprinklers for a few weeks, fifty rose bushes emerged!

  4. TBM says:

    So glad they rebounded and I do love the rich color. I can almost smell it.

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