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!
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. 🙂
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.
I’ve heard that too, Jackie. Now that I use a Keurig, it’s no longer an option. Bayer rose food is fantastic.
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!
So glad they rebounded and I do love the rich color. I can almost smell it.