Primary Earth-friendly Gardening Tenents:

*Tolerate minimal damage to plants and lawn from pests. *Build and maintain healthy soil by using compost and natural soil amendments. *Use chemicals as a last resort. *Use native plants when possible. They are adapted to the climate, soil and area pests. *Attract Beneficial Insects to increase pollination and decrease harmful pests. *Conserve water by using responsible watering methods.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Roses in December

I finally broke down and cut back the roses today. They continued to bloom through November. Several buds remained and I salvaged this one.
I am anxious to see how the roses do in the Spring. They were looking rather weary when we moved in . . . after the banana peel application and a good pruning they did very well, but Spring will be the real test.
I found several bulbs during the initial yard clean up. I salvaged several, and decided to force these to see what happens.