The weather has been very hot for the last few days and my roses have suffered.
Today as I drove home from work the temperature was up to 104 degrees. Even now at 11:00pm the temperature is still hovering around 80 degrees. Hopefully I will be able to open the windows before I go to bed.
I am used to seeing my St. Patrick rose blooms dry out, but not the Tropicana.
Here are the blooms on my pink floribunda. They usually dry out like this, but not as fast as they have this weekend. The more color you see in the dried out bloom, the faster the drying process has been.
Here is another dried out bloom from the Mister Lincoln Rose. Usually the petals will almost all fall off before they dry out. I have not seen one with this many petals when it has dried out.
I have increased the watering time for my roses by a couple minutes so hopefully they will better stand up to the heat over the next week. We can only water three days a week, which makes it hard to keep them hydrated.
However, even though the roses are dried out they still have a certain type of beauty.