What are Thrips?
Thrips are tiny sap-sucking insects that will quickly invade a rose bush and cause the blooms to dry up before they even open. These tan insects look like small pencil lines running around between the petals at the base of the buds. Unfortunately, it is likely that you will see thrips damage before you see the actual thrips.
Prepare for your New Rose Garden in the Fall
Spiced cider, moonlit hayrides, and bonfires usher us into the time of year where the air is crisp and sweet as the season’s apples. Autumn weather also brings with it one last beautiful flush of roses. When you are surrounded by blooms that rival spring’s first blossoms, it is difficult to imagine what the next season will bring.
And even though the season is not quite over, now is the time to begin prepping your garden for next season.
So why is fall a good time to prepare your garden? Besides the fact that fall weather is perfect for working outside, it is a good idea to prepare the bed with enough time for the soil to settle over winter. By putting in a little hard work now, your yard will become a healthy, happy home for our new rose garden in the spring.