Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Good Summer for Roses

We've had a good combination of rain and sun here in western New York this summer, and the plant life is thriving.  The roses seem especially lush.  I swoon.

The Japanese beetles have descended upon the lone blackberry and raspberry bushes, though. Don't want to use the beetle traps which seem to attract more than they repel.  Any suggestions?


  1. A perfect rose. A simply splendid shot. The gardener at my house picks the beetles off by hand and disposes of them (I won't go into detail here). Yuck!