10 June 2021
1st cycle is coming to an end. Lots of dead-heading.
13 June 2021
Red Ribbon Rose shrubs have over 150 blossoms. I think, at this time, the rose bed looks better (more full) than the last couple of years
4 June 2021
Shrub is starting to fill out, but wondering about the water:(. Check out the picture of the buds. They are not like “the Red Ribbon Rose” buds. They look dry. It’s going to be warm this weekend….Sooooooo?????????????????
30 May 2021
4th visit this year and it appears to rose bed is a little dry. 😦
7 May 2021
2nd visit this year :). Did not see any buds yet, but maybe next week! Little weeding, pruning, and “messing up” the ground for oxidation.
16 July 2020
Not gardening all year, the Red Ribbon looked well taken care of. Unofficial it looks like Connie (on her last year) has the Rose bed up to par. The second picture show the newly (1 year) planted shrubs. Looks like the shrub is getting ready for its 2nd wave of blooms.
The shrub is slowing down, though there still are blooms and buds. check out picture below:
As of 8/12
Weekly maintenance on the Red Ribbon Rose shrub bed; talked with 6 “walkers” in the garden. Counter over 100 red objects in the shrubs, and every shrub (but one) had at least 1 blossom. The one that didn’t was one of the 5 new plantings. Next week a new picture.
conditions: warm, slight sprinkle
pictures show that the Red Ribbon is closing down cycle 1 of its blooms!
Status (6/24): Pruned and dead-headed the bushes this morning before the hard rain. The blossoms appear as a deep dark Red structure. No counting or picture today…BUT… for the five bushes that were planted yielded a blossom and a bud (that’s a count of two). These were to two bushes planted on the North side3 of he bed. Till next week. 🙂
Taken 17 June 2019
I like number so, there were 488 counts of individual “red” in the bed. This includes buds and blosoms. :). Out of the 5 newly planted bushes a count of 8 was added. Or on the average; red appeared on each bush over 30 times
Taken 10 June 2019
All bushes have roses except for the 5 that were planted 1 week ago
Today, 4 June, 5 Red Ribbon Rose bushes were planted 🙂
The Park District did an excellent job prepping the Bed to planting.
1 April 2019
I have been notified that the Red Ribbon Bed will be replace in May. Must be there!
27 April 2018
This morning was my first experience with the Reb Ribbon (RR) for 2018). This is my seventh year maintaining this rose bed. Today was just for pruning. The RR had many new stems and growth. Didn’t prune the bush that fine (close) going to wait for next week and give the shrub a little bit more time to establish (save the plant from my gardening skills) 1.5 hours
3 May 2018
Did a finer prune, and cleaned up the shrubs bed. A little more dirt is needed because some roots are exposed. 1.5 hours
27 May 2018
The roses are growing, but I think they are not getting enough water. Need to talk with Sam.
22 October 2018
Closing down for the year
difficult year growing!
Want a bud for 10.22.2018