Many people have commented on the ROSE picture that I chose for my blog header. Well, that is a rose that I have in my garden and is one of my favorites because of it's Monet color. And the fact that I have always been impressed by the french IMPRESSIONEST painter, Claude Monet.
Monet, Claude(1840–1926), French painter. A founding member of the Impressionists (his painting Impression: Sunrise  gave the movement its name), his fascination with the play of light on objects led him to produce series of single subjects painted at different times of day and under different weather conditions, such as the Haystacks series (1890–91) and Rouen Cathedral (1892–95). Among his most famous paintings are the Waterlilies series, which he began in 1899 and which occupied him for the rest of his life.
I have grown roses almost all of my life. Go figure. Could it be because my name is ROSE?
Anyway, for those of you out there who are interested in what is the very best food to grow healthy roses, I found the answer. I struggled like most of you with dealing with black spot, mildew, and other nasty things that seem to attack rose bushes.
Then one day, the IRS sent my husband to prison for the misdemeanour of willful failure to file an IRS FORM. There he meet Michael. Michael, who's mother came to America from Jamaica, grew up in the south and worked in the field's for farmers. It was Michael who told my husband that if I wanted to grow the best roses, I needed to get Guano, or commonly known as Bat Poop.
I went in search of Bat Poop and found right here in Muskegon County, Papa's Perfect Poop, imported from South America.
I have tried all kinds of fertilizers and have never had one that would keep the plant so healthy that the only thing you have to battle is the Japanese Beetle. Just take a look at what healthy roses look like when fed once a week with a LITTLE PAPA'S PERFECT POOP.
I could go on and on but I think you get the idea. I have over 30 rose bushes and I'm sure that you only need a couple of examples here. Unlike the politicians in Washington DC, I know that you are intelligent enough to figure this out for yourself.
Here's what I do. If mixing 1 gal at a time, I use 6 tlb. of Papa's Perfect Poop in a 1 gal milk jug. Add HOT HOT water and let sit for 24 hours. Then give each plant about 1 cup once a week.
In my case, I use a 5 gal bucket and put 2 cups of Papa"s Perfect Poop in, like I said, I have 30 rose bushes to feed. Good Luck and HAPPY GARDENING.