I applaud anyone who brings roses into their gardens.
It is beyond my understanding how towns and cities can maintain rose gardens! Black Spot, Powdery Mildew, Aphids, I’m sure the list goes on and on. To the many roses that made it home and to my garden they are now somewhere in the woods, adieu. I was told not to even compost them for fear of spreading disease.
That being said, I thank the roses that have survived my care every single day.
Yes, Black Spot does abound, but now I let it run it cycle.
Flowers bloom, leaves grow back and even a wild rose rises from the decimation I perpetrated upon a climbing rose.
I’ll take a moment to look back upon what once was.
Maybe next year I’ll try Earth Kind Roses I’ve been told they are invincible. But then again they’ve never visited my garden! ENJOY . . .
If you are wondering I currently have 6 roses in my garden. All have some degree of Black Spot and yes I do sometimes spray, when time and motivation permits!