Oh, how roses can stir our souls.
Fabulous! Louise Odier in Florida! What a shocker! And...so healthy and happy looking. John...where did you learn you organic approach? Someone must have guided you down that path.
My approach is simply a mix of things I've learned over the years via trial and error, and from books and other gardeners after noticing since 1989 that the sickliest and most demanding rose gardens were those that were maintained chemically vs. probiotically.
I am very interested in not using any chemicals in my rose garden. Jim "The Grouch" said you might have some suggestions. You have some great looking roses!
Thank you! I remember that not so long ago the notion of growing roses organically was summarily dismissed as hippie-tree-hugger crap. John