The books all say that roses like very fertile soil, regular watering, and fertilizing.
My roses are getting none of that, yet are thriving in my sandy soil in a way that they never did in the beautiful loam of my previous garden.
I’m wondering if the key to success isn’t A. No Japanese beetles. We just don’t have them in the city.
And B., slightly warmer winters that allow big canes to survive.Posted by Michele Owens on June 6, 2008 at 10:01 am, in the category Real Gardens.