Disneyland Rose Winter Insulation With Leaf Litter - Zone 5b - November 2022
A couple of weeks ago, I was able to create the chicken wire ring to help protect one of our Disneyland Rose bushes (They are a Floribunda Rose) on the southside of our house. I picked - at that time - the middle one of the three to protect. I've done this a number of years now and I'm NOT certain that it does anything really. But...it doesn't take much effort and I'd hate to lose these flowers, so I decided to do all three this year.
That's what you see below: all three Disneyland Rose bushes now protected by a ring of 2' tall, 1" chicken wire. Then, filled with leaf litter to help create (hopefully) an insulation blanket for Winter.
I still have a tiny bit of leaf collection/pickup/mulching to do, but I'm hoping these 'settle' a bit so I can put more leaves in the bins.