We are in the midst of the second flush of bloom on many of our roses. We are also seeing some of the first blooms on our new miniflora and miniature roses.
Thrip damage is still bad in this area. Many of my blooms are not very pretty lately. We also have two confirmed cases of Rose Rosette disease from members of our Rose Society. Our Agricultural Extension Office has prepared an informative presentation on Rose Rosette. Click HERE to read more.
Since January I have lost 10 shrubs to what I call “sudden death”. The just dropped their leaves and died. Very sad. No worry, I have replaced most of them and the new ones are doing well. Such is the life of a gardener. We plant, we dig up, we learn, we move on… Here’s whats blooming this week in my Alabama rose garden: