For the Love of Roses

I love roses! These are a few pictures from my garden. I had to fight rose rust and aphids this season, but I think I’ve won the battle. I had to defoliate due to the rust and have been manually killing aphids each day, so no chemicals were used.   


About nwharrisbooks

Born and raised in a small town in north Georgia, my imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding my family's log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee hours I read books. My face was rarely seen, always hidden behind a binding. I was nurtured on fiction. Now it is my turn to create some of my own. I live in sunny southern California with my beautiful wife and two perfect children (I may be biased). I write like I read, constantly. I studied anthropology at UCSB and medicine at SUNY Buffallo.
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3 Responses to For the Love of Roses

  1. FYI: My roses have aphids every year early on, but I go buy a bag of lady bugs and put them out at dusk as you are supposed to and within one or two days all the aphids are gone. And they stay gone all season. It’s a cheap non-toxic way to deal the with. 🙂 ❤

    • Thanks, I’m going to give that a try. 🙂

      • Oh good. I think you will be pleased. But don’t release them until just at dusk. They are migratory and must find a food source or they’ll move on. Since they won’t fly off at night, they will spend the night finding the aphids and then go to work getting rid of the little boogers. Good luck. 🙂

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