Roses are funny business.
We love them… but they scare us.
Not their thorns, but their finicky nature… or are they?
Consider this: roses have been on this planet longer then we have (there is fossil evidence over 35 million years old), garden cultivating began about 5,000 years ago in ancient China, the oldest still grafted rootstock (rosa canina Dog Rose- a wild pink climbing rose) was planted in the 9th century and can still be found blooming in Hanover, Germany, and in 17th century Europe roses were traded as legal tender.
So prune them, feed them, cut and enjoy, and if they catch a cold or aphids want a bite, consider what’s legal….
|Sport of Sam