The weather here is warm, in the 90s all week. Warm temperatures mean Japanese beetles are on their way. And their favorite food is rose petals - they can take down a rose in no time flat. I’ve cut our #abrahamdarby roses back hard so their scent and pretty petals might be enjoyed a few more days from inside the house. Always something.
I have a weird thing about not cutting my flowers to bring them inside. This iris bloom came from a broken stem, and the peonies are so prolific right now that I figured the garden won’t miss a few. #treepeonies#beardediris