Thursday, June 25, 2009

My 'blue' rose blooms!

Remember my blue rose? It bloomed day before yesterday and this is what it looks like:

It is beautiful! But certainly not blue. lol! I am excited though, as it looks to have stayed really healthy. Never having flowers before I totally thought I would kill it dead. But it is healthy and beautiful and has two more blooms on the way!

I need to pick up a couple books on caring for roses from the library to learn about what they need. I hear coffee grounds are good. As is Epsom Salts. Anyone have any good organic rose gardening tips? And what about the yellow wilty leaves? I have a lot of those on the other rose bushes (not this one yet, thankfully)... does anyone have a good cure for those? If they were veggie plants, I would say they need better soil and more nutrients. Am I on the right track?

5 comments:

Michelle said...

It is beautiful! I have read to bury banana peels near the base of the plant, and have done so with my one rose bush. I don't have anything to compare it to, as to whether it really helps anything though. lol I figure it can't hurt, right?

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Oh, that is so pretty! I know roses "don't like their feet wet", as my great uncle would say. So plenty of good drainage is a must. How exciting to see the first bloom!

Jenny said...

These are just gorgeous! Lucky you.

keri said...

Many things to be thankful for!

erika~ the inspired mama said...

GORGEOUS!!

have i ever told you that my girls' middle names are blue and rose? niko blue and esme' rose :) so of course i am particularly fond of your blue roses!

xo,
erika