Sunday, October 11, 2009

Joyfully Blooming in the Garden!


I know I write about certain plants too much, but you can never write too much about roses!  This is the 'Fairy' rose.  It is a polyantha rose and is a cross between Rosa chinensis and Rosa multiflora roses. Hybridized in 1932 by Ann Bentall of England, one of the few female hybridizers of the day.  It blooms from mid-June to right now and later if we don't have a frost in western Pennsylvania.

On the Fine Gardening magazine website, I did find a list of problems it can encounter:  aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, scale, caterpillars, sawfly larvae, cane borers, Japanese beetles, rose stem girders, rose midges, rose slugs, rose chafers, leaf-cutting bees, black spot, rust, powdery mildew, crown gall, canker, dieback, downy mildew, viruses.  In my experience it is just joyful when it blooms and I have been lucky not to have the problems except for Japanese beetles that Fine Gardening mentioned.  Hope you are enjoying your roses blooming where you may be!  Talk to you later.

6 comments:

Tufa Girl said...

Nice view of your garden. I love all you write about as I am learning so much. As far as the problems the Fairy Rose can encounter... not to worry. Anything can encounter all of those things. If you plant it where it should be it will be healthy and fight off the critters. Sometimes I think people write those articles so they can scare people off from things. My garden has all kinds of things that should not grow here. We are all still kicking.

lemonverbenalady said...

I also learned right plant in the right place! Particularly when people call Gardenline at the Extension and want to prune a plant because it has gotten out of bounds. If it had been planted in the right place, it would not have needed pruning. Off the subject, but you have the right idea. I just like to give all of the options, because I know that not everyone is an expert! Thanks for all of your comments, Cindy!

comfrey cottages said...

do you gather her rosehips after the flowers fade? she is such a pretty rose i never get tired of hearing about nor seeing her pics! thanks for sharing sweetie! herbal and honey hugs to you:)

lemonverbenalady said...

Sorry Leslie, this one doesn't have rosehips. I just love that it is still in bloom this late in our season! Thanks as always for your comments and a hug for you always.;>}

Tufa Girl said...

Gads! I am not an expert. Just selling them all day long you get to see which ones get eaten first. I have never seen anything on The Fairy.

lemonverbenalady said...

You work with them day in day out. It is my experience also that 'The Fairy' is really clean as far as no black spot and other diseases. That's why I like 'The Fairy' so much.