Thursday, March 19, 2009

Don't forget to deadhead your roses!

What have I been up to? Well, lots and lots of having people over, entertaining, fellowshipping.........
Extremely busy but happy and content.....................
And have barely had time to take photos................
The Dark Lady
Tips on Growing Beautiful Roses #4 : Roses need deadheading. Deadheading simply means cutting off the spent blooms to encourage new blooms. It shouldn't be confused with pruning which is cutting the plant down to 1/3 of its size in wintertime. It's all about where you want the energy to go to when it comes to roses. Often times if spent flowers are not deadheaded, the plant will use its energy to produce rosehips, which often happens in the autumn or winter. I find rosehips on some of my roses in summer when I haven't been deadheading them diligently. The result is less flowers! So the remedy is to cut off all spent flowers, you'll find new shoots appearing in two to three weeks, which should lead to more flowers. So have I been deadheading my roses? No! Not very consistently lately. Ah, well, will have to go and catch up now..............have a great day everyone, tata!
Abraham DarbyChina Doll Tree Rose Pink Simplicity

17 comments:

Tracy said...

I always enjoy looking at your gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing your rose-growing tips. :)

TxRose said...

Beautiful Roses!! I absolutely love roses! I have many rosebushes and enjoy working in my garden. :) Thank you for sharing tips with us.

Dawn Wilson said...

I am amazed by your incredibly beautiful roses!When I moved to my new home in San Diego, I "inherited" five "tree" roses (tea rose type) in various colors. I soon found out that I have a "black thumb." I can't seem to control aphids, and when we spray the roses, all the leaves shrivel up and die. I'm about ready to yank them out! Any tips, anyone?

Carolyn said...

Beautiful pictures as usual and thanks for another good tip!
Carrolyn

Alison Gibbs said...

Fabulous photos. Deadheaded or not your roses look beautiful.
Alison

debi @ life in my studio said...

Thanks for sharing all of those beautiful photos!! I always love seeing the pics of your roses!
Have a great day!
Debi

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Yummy food and beautiful pink roses- makes my day.. Doesn't get any better than that!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Yummy! and my roses here in Southern California are starting to bloom. Love the pink rose, just beautiful.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Thank you for another good tip. I cannot wait for my roses to appear again. Have a rose scented day!

Blessings,
Sandi

Donna Lynn said...

Yummy food, now you I'm hungry! Love your rose tips, thanks so much. Happy Spring, here anyway! Come look at my blog post...
XO,
Donna Lynn

Roses at Wedgwood House and Gardens said...

Greetings Rosie, I have not been blogging very long but I have visited your site several times and am so in awe, that I am lost for words. I am finally having my say, heehee! I am a rose gardener too but against a lot of odds, I carry on and love it.

By judging your roses, it looks like you have all that it possibly can take, the great gardener in you that knows what she is doing and then I have to say, by the quantitiy of blooms on your roses, that you must ne fortunate to have a wonderful exposure. They are absolutely breath-taking and I have many questions but I wont bombard you by everything at once.

I just want to let you know that I am humbled by the beauty that you have created on your web site and am enjoying everything else, besides the roses too.

The food and presentations is amazing. I love those little heart shaped pies that you have made. They look like they could be an interesting appertizer, but then on the other hand, they could be a sweet little bite too. Could you please share what they are.

I will leave you for now and will add you to my blog, then it makes it easy for me to check on you regularly. :).......and of course I would be happy to have you.
Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you Rosie.
Pauline

Marilyn said...

You already know I love your roses! But, can I have your recipes PLEASE? Oh my, they just look so delicious.. we are just starting Autumn here and after looking at your blog I am planning my first soup and damper luncheon. Marilyn xoxo

Wanda said...

I don't know which looked the best the roses or the food. I think the roses they last a bit longer on hte table.

Allidink said...

Oh I love roses! Those are absolutely beautiful your garden looks breathtaking. All that food looks amazing by the way! You are probably a great cook! Thanks for the tips.

All the best,
Allison

Marilyn said...

Thanx rosy... what is the the dish with the spiral pasta..that looks so good. Marilyn

Marilyn said...

Once again thank you Rosy... I am going to make that..it just looks so good. We are having lovely Autumn weather. No more torrential rain..or solid heat..the days are gorgeous. Have a nice day. Marilyn

Masha said...

I am enjoying your rose pictures very much. So much beauty! I garden in San Francisco Bay Area and also love David Austin roses, along with Teas and many other kinds. Your bouquets are amazing, thank you so much for sharing your roses.