Roses Everywhere starting with Zephirine Drouhin

My Zephirine Drouhin Rose just began blooming.  Of course, everything is so slow to get started this year, due to our cool, wet spring.  Plants want heat to bud and break open and smile at the sun.  And finally, the roses are doing just that.  I planted my Zephirine in our small vegetable garden.  Why?  My goal is to have roses in every part of … Continue reading Roses Everywhere starting with Zephirine Drouhin

Roses—Keep diseases out with horsetail!

Our world will never be without horsetail, so why not put it to good use?  Prevent rose diseases, mildew and rust with this horsetail infusion.  This weed that lasts till the end of time (Equisetum arvensis) contains calcium, iron, magnesium, molybdenum, potassium and sulfur.  Good stuff for a foliar spray.  Dry horsetail plants, crush them and store in an airtight container.  To prepare horsetail infusion, … Continue reading Roses—Keep diseases out with horsetail!