Mosaic Monday Preferred Rose

This was one of my recent observations:  When it comes to my roses…

They also loved the leaves of our grape vines and cherry trees, but that is another story.

I’m still finding Japanese Beetles on my Sunny Knockout Roses.  Apparently Japanese Beetles are more attracted to roses that are light colored and fragrant.  Other roses above are Radrazz Knockout, a mini rose and Pink Double Knockout.

I have linked to Mary at The Little Red House.  She hosts Mosaic Monday.

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  1. Andrea says:

    haha, i love your style of posting. And in my case I found the bumblee bees preferring the yellow Turnera, i don’t see them in blue duranta.

    ... on September 13th, 2011
  2. GirlSprout says:

    I had an infestation of Japanese beetles a few years ago and they were attracted to my yellow primroses.

    ... on September 13th, 2011
  3. Linnie W says:

    I’ve never observed any Japanese beetles. I guess they must be a negative presence since GirlSprout calls them an infestation… I have an infestation of deer and they will eat any color rose!

    ... on September 13th, 2011
  4. Sharie says:

    Hey, Chris! Yes, light colored roses are always their preferred targets. We get them on my contorted hazelnut, too. Nasty things.

    ... on September 13th, 2011
  5. Masha says:

    Ouch. Light colored fragrant roses are my favorite too :).

    ... on September 13th, 2011
  6. The Sage Butterfly says:

    Over the years, I have been able to get them under control with milky spore powder. However, when I had a lot of them they did not seem to be as particular as yours. That is so interesting.

    ... on September 14th, 2011