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.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

a rose by any name

Here are the pictures that I took of the roses, in order along the bed, in an attempt to begin identification. Only two of the roses original to the house are tagged. One additional rose that I brought with me is tagged also.

I am posting in the hopes that some Rosearians will stumble across my blog and help! Bonus if it is a local Rosearian who can come by and look - and sniff too!