September 1, 2016

MY PEGGY MARTIN ROSE IS DYING!

I'm so sad about this. It has Rose Rosetta Disease - contacted from my next door neighbor's beautiful old white antique rose. I'm sure in a year or so their rose will be a skeleton on the fence too.

There is nothing I can do but cut my rose down and dig out as much of the roots as possible. I'm thankful that I have two healthy Peggy Martins in the back yard and I am praying that the privacy fence will keep the mites from affecting them also. We noticed that my rose was declining about a year ago. There were no signs at that time of the gnarly looking leaves that are characteristic of Rossetta Disease  Below are the before and after pictures. This Rose was a landmark in the spring for my customers.

BEFORE ROSETTA DISEASE

DISEASED ROSE

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