Why do my Judy Garland blooms look washed out this year?
Anybody have experience with Judy Garland (of the Floribunda family I think)? Last year it gave me the most gorgeous roses I have even seen. A blend of yellow and orange, the color was deep and brilliant. This year, however, all the flowers look washed out and do not have the brilliance that I saw last year. They just look pretty crappy right now.
Anybody know what might be the reasons?
Two factors I can think of:
1. It bloomed a whole month earlier than it did last year, due to the warmer weather.
2. I used Bayer, the 3-in-1 kind, this year. It appears to have helped the bush grow. The bush has more buds than last year. Would this pesticide/fertilizer combo affect the pigment in the flowers and somehow make the flowers look so crappy?
Really like to see that wonderful orange color again on my roses. Any help will be appreciated!