Rose Pests and Diseases

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May 18, 2012

Hello, welcome to the rose gardening newsletter. This month you will find some very common rose pests and diseases to be aware of. The Featured rose is a very beautiful and hardy pink climber!

I've included a delicious Rose recipe that will have your family asking for more!

Issue #0002

Table of Contents

1. Identify Rose Pests and Diseases

2. Featured Rose "New Dawn"

3. Recipe " Rhubarb Rosewater Syrup"

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Identify Rose Pests and Diseases

Below are some very common Rose Diseases:

Rose Diseases

Black Spot A very common fungal disease that causes black spots to appear on the leaves. A yellow halo eventually appears around the black spot, and the entire leaf turns yellow and falls off. (see picture above)

Canker A fungus that attacks the canes.

Crown Gall Bacterium that causes rough round growths on the plant.

Mildew This fungus causes the foliage to get reddish to brown irregular spots which eventually turn the leaves yellow, and they fall off. You�ll also see gray fuzzy growth on the backs of leaves.

Rust This virus turns the foliage a mottled yellow netting or streaking. learn more about rose diseases

Mosaic Rosebuds have a white powder, that causes serious disfiguration of the foliage.

Common Rose Pests

Aphids Tiny green plant lice that suck the vital juices from the rose bush.

Leaf-cutting Bees These bees cut neat circles in the leaves that they use for building their nests.

Rose Slugs Small, soft yellow green caterpillars that skeletonize the leaves.

Learn what these popular pests look like, and how to keep them out of your garden!

Japanese Beetles Shiny copper/green insects that can quickly devour an entire garden. More about Japanese Beetles........

Featured Rose "New Dawn"

Looking for a pretty Pink Climber?

This Large flowered climber has double, 3 " blush pink blooms. You'll get clusters of flowers with a sweet tea fragrance.

This hardy climber will produce swet pink flowers all season. A most beautiful climbing rose bush! The blooms remind me of the more delicate looking 'Tea roses".

Learn more about New Dawn .....

Rhubarb Rosewater Syrup

The Rhubarb is very abundant this year! Why not combine the stalks with some rosewater for a very tastey syrup!

Hint: If you don't have any rosewater available you can always freeze the chopped rhubarb, and make this recipe after you've collected your rose petals!

You will Need;

  • 4 large rhubarb stalks, chopped
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon (or) lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons rosewater
Learn how to make rosewater here..

How to Make Syrup

  • Place rhubarb and sugar in a medium saucepan. Stir well and allow to sit for 30 minutes. Occasionally stir mixture.
  • Pour in water, and heat to a gentle simmer. Keep stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Simmer until the rhubarb starts to break down, around 20 minutes.
  • Strain mixture through a strainer lined with cheese cloth.
  • Rinse saucepan, and pour strained juice back in. Stir in the lemon (or) lime juice, and bring to another simmer.
  • Let simmer over medium heat until the syrup has been reduced down, and thickened.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  • Stir in the rosewater, a little at a time, tasting until it is to your liking.

Makes one jar of very pretty red syrup. Keep refrigerated.

This syrup is wonderful served over pancakes, waffles, yogurt, or pour a dash in some soda water for an interesting flavor!

Tip: Don't discard the cooked rhubarb, it is delicious served over yogurt!

Written by;Carol owner/editor, Copyright 2012 (Allaboutrosegardening) Zone 5 ( USA)

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