Monday, May 11, 2009

My organic roses

What can be more beautiful than the first roses of spring? These blooms, photographed on Mother's Day are my gift to myself. I am trying to use all organic practices....constantly enriching the soil, mulching, using organic spray, removing Japanese beetles by hand, organic fertilizers, etc. The proof will be as the summer progresses. I also water with underground irrigation and also my rain barrel collection. All of the collected water goes into my roses. I'm in Zone 7 in Winston-Salem, NC.

More later as the summer progresses and I get more photos. For more on roses, also see the post on my friend Kay's beautiful rose garden in Raleigh, NC.

4 comments:

RainGardener said...

What a beautiful show of yellow roses on the fence. The fence really adds a great effect!

Ellen Kirby said...

Thanks RainGardener....the fence has Carolina Jasmine on it...sorry....I wish they were my roses! I have started some jasmine on an arbor so next year hope to have a great pic of those.

Darla said...

that is a gorgeous photo.

Ellen Kirby said...

Thanks Darla...there is so much to see right now, it's hard to know when to stop.