“They are not long, the days of wine and roses, out of a misty dream” – E.Dowson

As our season comes to a close, I love to treat myself to a primo bunch of roses. They may be fussy, high maintenance flowers beloved by every bug under the sun but I cannot resist them!

In late fall, we sprinkle our rose beds with bonemeal & tuck them in under a blanket of leaf mulch for a well deserved rest.