I truly love roses and am trying so hard to make them grow and survive our mountain farm. In the spring I found a wonderful buy at Breck’s for five roses for $19.99 and they were bare root roses. When they arrived they were already showing lots of new growth but I was afraid to plant them because we were still getting freezing temps day and night several days in a row. Finally in early May, hubby helped me dig the holes and we put them in the ground with two tablespoons of epsom salts and lots of water.
I watered them every day May through mid-June and we started getting some rain. Now I water them thoroughly once or twice a week depending on the rain. They are doing quite well and all but one has bloomed and it’s still sprouting new growth. I’m watching it carefully and giving it lots of love! Here’s proof of the blooming:
Now, I started this post in June and here it is the 8th of August and (more about that later) here’s what my beautiful roses have done all summer:
I’m dealing with some japanese beetles and some black spot which seems to be worse with all the rain we’re getting but I’m thrilled I’ve kept them alive, they’re blooming and so beautiful. I just have to keep them through the winter. New post coming with the rest of the flowers flourishing this summer!!