Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tea Leaves for Roses




Used tea leaves are very good for rose bushes. Tea leaves are acidic, and a good source of nitrogen when sprinkled on the ground around the plants and allowed to compost.

Read more: Are Tea Leaves Good for Roses? | Garden Guides http://www.gardenguides.com/77248-tea-leaves-good-roses.html#ixzz1YXRuXm1q

New or used tea leaves are good for growing roses. Tea leaves can also be used to help lower the soil's pH. Soil high in pH can become great breeding grounds for rust fungus species that can ruin rose bushes.
Read more: Are Tea Leaves Good for Roses? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_7807547_tea-leaves-good-roses.html#ixzz1YXUGzC4y

Last year I gave GJ, the hubby, a zip lock bag full of dried used tea leaves to put around the roses.   Our roses are abundant and beautiful this year!  He believes the tea is responsible.

4 comments:

Patsy said...

My mother did this and I have been putting it in the garden ,so now I will make sure I place it around the roses. Thanks for the tip.

Angela McRae said...

I have heard this but haven't actually done it too much, so I will try to remember to do this with my roses now. Thanks! And that pink coloring is just scrumptious!

Marilyn said...

Of course it is responsible for those beautiful roses. We put our tea leaves in our compost, so they eventually get into our garden. Such a good way to recycle, I love it.

parTea lady said...

Your roses are beautiful. What a gorgeous pink color.

 

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