Roses This Spring: Rugosa

Looking Great Until The Rain Came The weather started nicely for roses this year…cool and dry with little rain.  Our early bloomer roses formed buds profusely and they’re in the middle of their first round exhibition of colors and scents.  Then the rain came.  A nonstop deluge for a day and a half.  There are still some flowers left after the rain, though not much.  Hopefully there … Continue reading Roses This Spring: Rugosa

Deer Resistant Rose

Rugosa Rose How many books on deer resistant gardens are in the marketplace?  Plenty.  But I found that 80% of the allegedly deer-proof plants on the list got eaten anyway.  If the deer are hungry enough they will eat any plants they can get their teeth into.  The few plants that deer won’t touch basically narrow down to three categories: highly scented (mints, sage, lavender…any … Continue reading Deer Resistant Rose