November in the rose garden is a busy time for this Alabama gardener. With the first frost at hand, I spent quite a bit of time this past week after work cutting blooms. I guess I just wanted to bring them indoors to savor the last of the summer roses.
We found this head vase in the spring and have filled it with blooms and cuttings from the garden all summer. These are some of the final blooms of ‘Munstead Wood’ a great English rose from David Austin Roses.
This morning I got up at 5:30 and couldn’t wait to get in the garden to see what the evenings frost had done. Here is a frosty bloom of Lavaglut.
Many have asked me what do you do to your roses in fall? If the rose is very tall, I trim it back to waist high, clean up my beds, apply mulch where needed and allow my roses to go to sleep for the winter. I do my heavy pruning in early spring.
Hope you’re having an awesome Sunday. What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods?