Monday, May 5, 2008
Coming up Roses
My Queen Elizabeth rose is blooming and looks SO pretty in my front flower bed. It was covered up with aphids, so I made some insecticidal soap by combining about a half Tablespoon of Dawn with a pint of water in a spray bottle. I didn't spray it on the buds that were already open. It burned a few of the leaves a little (I think you can see it in the picture), but it got rid of the aphids! If I need to spray again, I'll do it early in the morning or late in the evening when the rose isn't in the sun. I read that it is less likely to burn that way.
I'm tempted to cut some and bring them in the house, but they look so pretty in the front yard I don't know if I will.