In 1986 these Blaze roses were growing in my yard in
Mesquite. My grandson, Eric, helped to prepare the soil
and set out the roses. A trellis was attached to the
fence for them to climb.
"The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad" Psalm 97:1
This antique rose was given to us by our postman, who
got it from a woman in our neighborhood. She obtained
it from a yard in Plano. The people who had lived in
the house that formerly stood in that yard were some of
the original settlers in that town. In the spring this
rose grows aggressively. We must trim it to keep it
from encroaching on our neighbor's property. The long
canes are covered with cascading clusters of pink roses.
It is susceptible to powdery mildew, so we have to spray
it regularly with Garlic/Pepper Tea to control the
fungus. (See recipe below) It will also help to control blight and aphids
and is environmentally friendly.
This Tyler rose grows in our yard and is very
fragrant. The cut flowers last for several days.
We enjoy growing flowers with Biblical names. We have two of these
Joseph's Coat roses growing in our yard.
Garlic/Pepper Tea Recipe
Liquify 2 cloves of garlic. (Use two whole bulbs). You
will need to add some water to them in the blender, then
strain through a cloth to remove the pulp. Otherwise it
will clog your sprayer.
1 Tbsp. seaweed
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 Tbsp. molasses
1 Tbsp. ground red pepper
1 Tbsp. LOC
Add enough water to make 1 gallon. Store in the
When you are ready to use it, add 1/4 cup of the
concentrate to 1 gallon of water. Spray every 2 weeks.
Garden Crape Myrtles