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This is for all of us TCSers who have to suffer through the cold, drab winter months. These are the roses in our garden out back, these pics were taken approx. about July 05. I hope you all enjoy



















post #2 of 13
Beautiful! And not a hint of blackspot! Do you spray?
post #3 of 13
Those are VERY pretty!
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by RoseHawke
Beautiful! And not a hint of blackspot! Do you spray?

No, we have figured out that the fungus that cause black spot is from the roses(roots) beeing wet or damp for too long. We had horrible black spot when we first started the garden a couple of years ago. We would water in the evening when the summer sun was'nt blaring down on us, but you are never susposed(sp) do that! Any time they sit wet overnight when it gets cooler and dark they are most likely going to get black spot The darkness and coolness of the evening will bring it on quick! Also, rake the dirt under the plant around the roots off a little. The roots need air. Never put any mulch,hay,or soil packed all the way up past the root ball. The root ball should be halfway visable. I can go more into details if you need me too Our first 2 years were trial and error, but going on our 6th season we think we got it down now
post #5 of 13
Those are beautiful roses! Thanks for giving us winter-bound folk a splash of colour to brighten the day.
post #6 of 13
The colours are so pretty!
post #7 of 13
Thanks for the Lovely roses. looking out my window at my gardens all I see is snow! I don't have black spot problems. But boy I do have those lovely japenese beetles that like to chow down on my roses.
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Originally Posted by chichismom
This is for all of us TCSers who have to suffer through the cold, drab winter months. These are the roses in our garden out back, these pics were taken approx. about July 05. I hope you all enjoy
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Talk about drab winter months...we are on our 15th or 16th day in a row of absolutely no sun at all, and nothing but cloudy gray skys. So I really needed to see something bright and cheerful, and btw, it looks like you're an excellent gardener!
post #9 of 13
Your garden is amazing! Such beautiful flowers!
post #10 of 13
Such pretty roses! I would never beable to keep up with a garden that size.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by chichismom
No, we have figured out that the fungus that cause black spot is from the roses(roots) beeing wet or damp for too long. We had horrible black spot when we first started the garden a couple of years ago. We would water in the evening when the summer sun was'nt blaring down on us, but you are never susposed(sp) do that! Any time they sit wet overnight when it gets cooler and dark they are most likely going to get black spot The darkness and coolness of the evening will bring it on quick! Also, rake the dirt under the plant around the roots off a little. The roots need air. Never put any mulch,hay,or soil packed all the way up past the root ball. The root ball should be halfway visable. I can go more into details if you need me too Our first 2 years were trial and error, but going on our 6th season we think we got it down now
That's some good info , but I suspect it's not going to help me . We have extremely heavy dews during the summer months, so even by not watering in the evenings (I usually water mornings BTW), they're still going to be wet overnight. My roses are own-root OGR's along with a couple of Austins, but I "shovel pruned" a few last year that I just didn't like and thought I might replace them with a couple of hybrid teas this year.
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RoseHawke, we also have thick dews, especially late summer. The dew usually happens about an hour or 2 before the sun comes up, so thats ok. They don't sit wet too awful long. It's most likely not enough air getting to the roots. We really have a problem here in Missouri because we have really thick clay-like soil so alot of airation is required. Almost all of our roses are tea roses, we have afew floribunda, they are also nice Also as SOON as you see the black spot, cut off ANY leaf segments that have any on them. It spreads really quickly from leaf to leaf so getting rid of the icky ones will slow it down. Sometimes when it gets really wet here (rain spells) we will sprinkle on some rose powder, sorry I don't know the exact name off hand, by ortho, and it really helps. But the powder is of course white, and not very pretty so we only use that if neccasary. Roses also love old rotten bananas!!!! So the next time you forget about the bananas a little too long, they MUST be completly brown! Take the whole banana, peel and all, dig a hole at the base if the plant right under the water line about a hand or so deep and place the whole banana in it, you can chop it a little with the shovel, and cover it back up with dirt. Your roses will be beautiful They also recieve regular feedings (at least once amonth during the growing season, and mulched in the fall to protect them.

Anyone, please feel free to pm me or ask any questions here about roses. I would be MORE than happy to offer any help I can.
post #13 of 13
Thank you! They're beautiful!
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