Late August / Early September Floribunda Rose Bloom - Disneyland Rose 3rd Flush of Season - September 2023
Below are a few photos showing these floribunda roses:
This is the third 'flush' of blooms for the season.Early June - First Blooms
Early August - Second Blooms
Late August/Early September - Third Blooms (this post)
In 2022 (last season), I was seeing blooms last all the way into early November. It seems that this third flush of blooms is a bit earlier than 2022 (last year, I saw them all the way at the end of September), so perhaps that fourth bloom will be pulled a bit forward, too.
While I was out there admiring the Disneyland Roses, I also sprinkled them with rose food (fertilizer). This will be my last application of rose food for the year, as the Web suggests that we should stop feedling roses six-weeks-or-so prior to our first frost. The Farmer's Almanac has us down for an October 11th 'first frost', so we're just about six weeks out from there.
With this application, I will have put down four doses of rose food across the Summer - completing one of my 'seasonal tasks' on my 2023 to-do list.
Up next on my rose project list is to protect them from Winter.