I’m mostly pleased with how our garden is going, with a few notable exceptions.
First, the bad. What is UP with our roses? Remember how beautiful the rose bush once was, and how excited I was? That day is no more.
The big beautiful roses are no more. Over the last two weeks all of the flowers have wilted and started looking sickly, and a bulk of the leaves have developed yellow spots. Here are a few shots from today:
After I took those photos I went in and trimmed a lot off of the rosebush – cutting off all dead flowers and a bulk of the yellowed leaves with hopes that it will grow back healthier. But… what happened?? Is it diseased? Is there something we can do to fix it? Help!
The other less scary thing that we would like tips on is our spinach. Having never grown spinach, I really don’t know if this looks normal or not:
Other than that, things are doing wonderfully – and I can’t wait to eat fresh tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and cayenne peppers!
We have one more week of focusing on our garden before we leave town for nearly a week and a half. We will have someone water it at least, but I’m curious how much it will change in that time – and if we’ll come home to any baseball bat sized zucchinis!