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.

8 comments:

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

It is beautiful that is for sure! ♥

PS...don't forget to come by my place and enter my Mother's Day giveaway...I would hate for you to miss out!☺

Daughter of the King said...

so beautiful....
I would be tempted also
Deby

Tracy said...

I don't have roses, but I 'm always faced with the same dilemma; leave the flowers where they look so beautiful, or cut them to enjoy indoors.

Terri & Crew said...

Very beautiful!

Tina said...

Beautiful! I love roses and I don't think I could cut them!

Love, Tina :)

Amanda said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Kathy said...

The more you cut, the more they bloom.

I have 4 rose bushes on the side of my house and I have blooms until late fall. Be sure to deadhead the bushes as soon as you see it is needed.

50s Housewife said...

Thank you Kathy! I didn't know that!