Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Is there a rose doctor in the house???
This stuff hit like overnight. It is an old rose that was here when I bought the place. It spreads by it's roots and it has never been sick in the 34 years that I have lived here. It is a big area and I assume I need to cut it all down. Is it fungal disease? I will buy anything natural or greenhouse brand to shut this down. I don't need this to spread. I have searched the internet and I can not find this exact thing but the leaves all look like they are totally dead. I think the rose blooms themselves are not going to be great so cutting it back will not be a loss at this time. I await all my experts reply, please!!!
New Guinea impatiens was a special plant to my mom. She always bought one large basket of them and hung it right out the back door. Many times a small bird would next in the plant but she would baby them all summer. I bought one plant to insert in a planting as I don't keep track of them well enought to keep them alive. I will put it in a pot on the front porch and then I can stay with it.
I worked a greenhouse two summers ago for a major grocery store chain. I found this yellow knock out rose in the waste basket with no leaves and destined to go to the landfill. Kids who work those places don't water well and I didn't work regular hours to keep them watered. Anyway, this guy is doing well this year with many blooms. I like the buds of knock out roses better than the full bloom that they put out, but it is the first and only yellow rose that I have ever owned.
The kittens are still out at the garden shed and no one is tamed at this point. I know they will have to be tamed before the neighbor can catch them to take them home. I started feeding the mother cat twice a day and she is pretty happy about that. She is scared of me. I will keep you posted on the developments.
I have a hard time getting tools out of the shed but they just go behind the side and stay in the bushes until I leave. The black and white one does have an attitude and while I got a rake out of the shed it refused to run. I was about two feet away from it but I wasn't to touch it in anyway or I would be spatted at for sure.
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