I have always loved gardening, especially flowers. As long as I can remember, I have had some sort of flower pot.
Today I want to share with you our latest project. How To Transform A Boring Backyard Corner for little money! This project was almost free for us! We just used things we had around the house and purchased a few plants!
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For the first time since I have had rose bushes, I experienced some black spots on my climbing roses bushes.
I learned about treatment of black spots once before when I was in a college horticulture class. I immediately dug through my home library for my old book and started researching through all my old notes. Those that know my blog, know I research and study a topic in depth to make sure I know all the information to share with you. So goes the life of a chemist 🙂
I’ve had some people reach out to me with this same problem so I wanted to share with you today the best tips for combating black spots on roses! I’m happy to say the roses are back to looking healthy and even have more growth. If you don’t have black spots, I would save this for later just in case! Also, check out my rose trimming tutorial for more healthy growth on your bush.
Did you know there is proper way to trim a rose? I never knew until college we covered an entire section on rose trimming and pruning! By trimming a rose this way, you will force healthy growth, and it will actually grow more full. This is how I keep my roses healthy and get rid of spent blooms.
There is actually quite a bit of technicality when it comes to trimming a rose. I used to look up stuff on taking care of my roses, and would get boggled down with all the terms like bud eye, latent bud, and so on. Well, we won’t be talking about that today. This is simple, easy, layman’s terms on trimming. Now, we aren’t going to talk about pruning in this section, that will be another time. This is about simply trimming a bloom.