Doesn't quite bring the urge to dance as the old and lovely song of "Day's Of Wine And Roses." That's for another day :)
Roses can be simple and uncomplicated or, they can be a royal pain in the gardeners upkeep log.
I have learned a few tricks ( facts ) that will lessen the risk of unwanted issues.
If you mulch around your roses during the winter months, and you get a lot of rain...it is a good idea from time to time to pull back the mulch and allow the soil to breathe and dry out a bit.
Mulch can and does invite insects and critters to set up a warm and cozy retreat during the colder time of year.
Too much wet mulch can cause mildew and rot...so keep a close watch on your rose gardens during the winter, and especially during rainy months.
This is the time to bone up on rose gardening do's and dont's...we often forget that each species may and often times do, require different types of care.
Know your roses and your success will flourish.
And yes, roses are in the herb family...nothing as good as a cup of Rose-hip Tea.
Stay tuned...I'll be doing a series of "Rose Articles" through the month of February. We have plenty of time to study, share, and learn...**do nothing for, or to, your roses until April....**
Hope to see you right here for the "Rose Stroll"...I'll be posting Monday's and Thursday's-chime in anytime, ask questions, offer your ideas and practices...it's free and fun~
Don't forget to stock up on all your tea's and seasoning's now at the Sage Hill website.http://www.sagehillfarmsandvintagestore.com/
A new and very exciting avenue from Sage Hill...we have opened an E-bay store. Hubby and I both have been antique dealers for 20+ years, we are embarking on sharing our precious collections with new home's. Do tour the store and your thoughts are welcome....ask questions if you have them. Let me know if I can be of help in any way.
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