Those darn roses. Just when I think I'm not ever going to plant another one and am considering yanking some of them out, they charm their way back into my good graces. Thanks to the cooler fall weather, my roses have managed to make me forget (sort of) the ugliness of black spot that I had to deal with all summer.
We had a very wet May - over 10 inches of rain - which gave black spot the opportunity it needed to get a good start before I realized what was happening. I'd never had a problem with it before. I ended up with many rose blooms at the top of leafless stems.
But all is forgiven now. Here's why:
|'Cinco de Mayo'|
|'Diana, Princess of Wales'|