Since my rose odyssey began, Tina has lamented that she never sees a bloom in the garden. That I cut them all for vase or to give away; all of which is true. As you know, I have been busy this spring planting and growing some new roses. Some of which are in the raised bed I constructed and are now in full bloom.
I must say that the Julia Child floribunda has definitely lived up to its expectations! It has been in bloom or bud since late April and we have seen just an abundance of beautiful blooms. I have noticed no blackspot whatsoever.
The Moondance floribunda is blooming nicely, but the blooms of this white rose always look dirty to me. The very fist blooms of the season were a nice pristine white and the subsequent ones have not lived up to expectations. I imagine the sun does a number on them.
All in all, I can say that the raised bed project to give Tina the blooms she so richly deserves is now accomplished. She now sits each morning and sips coffee on the screened porch and enjoys an incredible burst of yellow and white in the garden. The old saying is true, “if mama’s happy, everyone is happy”
I am still planning a companion bed adjacent to this one, with a cross over trellis. Alas, a rose gardener’s work is never done….