This summer weather has not been kind to my roses. My blooms are smaller than usual and have been quickly wilting. Some of my rose bushes have gone weeks without any new roses but are just now blooming again.
The heat looks like it will continue so I have increased the watering times by a little bit to see if I can keep the roses bushes healthy.
Temps have been in the high 90’s throughout the week and then up to 105 on weekends for the past several weeks. I am excited that it will only be 99 on Friday and 98 on Saturday, but then most of next week will be in the 100’s.
This Tropicana rose bloom looks really interesting. The leaves have folded over on the edges forming triangular petals. The sun was also shining through the petals which made for some interesting coloring.
My St. Patrick roses are usually much bigger than this and also usually have a darker yellow color. The blooms are much more green colored than usual. They do have a green tint, but usually not this much. I guess they benefit from the heat 🙂
Hopefully a little more water each cycle will help the rose bushes recover a bit.
Which of these rose pictures is your favorite?