by Cindy Worch, Nashville Rose Society member and Consulting Rosarian
A sustainable rose is grown without chemical intervention and in the most earth-friendly way. I will use organics first and only resort to chemical fungicides if necessary.
Sustainable gardening also works in harmony with nature so not to deplete resources faster than they can be replaced. Such as water and soil.
Only organic pesticides are used in my garden. I like to attract beneficial insects such as ladybugs. I feed the birds which will eat insects as well. A firm spray of water works wonders on aphids and spider mites. Companion plants work as well to deter bad insects.
Click here to see Cindy’s full presentation that she made to the Nashville Rose Society on April 2, 2023.