It’s July and I’m surrounded by roses! What could be better than to wake up in the morning with sunny yellow Julia Child or see the soft glow of Gourmet Popcorn in the evening? Buds are opening, foliage is still fresh and it’s turning out to be a summer for roses! I sprayed in early spring with a copper soap fungicide to keep black … Continue reading Elaine’s Rose Tour 2015
It’s snowing outside right now in Sammamish, Washington. It’s still winter. It’s still February. I’m tired of cold fingers and wet feet. I need a little bit of summer. Remember the sun? Remember the smell of freshly cut grass? Remember the warm breeze against your skin? Remember t-shirts without three extra layers? Remember bright sunlight? Remember sweating? Remember fresh tomatoes? Remember the roses? … Continue reading Remember the Roses?
For some reason I’ve had this photo waiting to be published since July. Here are the top five reasons why I love this rose: 1.The smooth and creamy buttery yellow color, that changes with time and seasons. Sometimes rich and full, other times translucent and light. Yellow is not my favorite color, it’s closer to the bottom of the list, but this yellow just makes … Continue reading Top Five Reasons to Love Julia Child Rose
Even though we’ve had temperatures below freezing, this rose just will not stop! She obviously does not want to be left out of the garden party and wants to join the pansies and hellebore. Her foliage is on the decline, but she’s finishing this race like Lance Armstrong…Live Strong! Continue reading Julia Child Rose Wins the Race
Trouble was brewing this spring when it appeared that all of my roses were going down. Down the river of diseases to the spot called black. Treading dangerously through aphid alley. But a miracle has occurred. The leaves once thin and yellow now have become glossy and green. Showy. A beautiful backdrop for the 48 buds that are currently on my Julia Child Floribunda Rose. … Continue reading Roses Before and After Deathly Cold/Wet Spring