Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fighting Drought for my Roses

I'm putting a small sprinkler on the dirt near my roses for long enough that the soil around the roots is soaked. Then I'm putting these old newspapers that I've soaked down and covering them with pine bark nuggets. My roses are blooming, but it's so hot and dry that the blooms start drying out immediately. I'm hoping this helps keep the roots cooler and deters the evaporation of water.
We'll see.

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