No fall flush yet (sigh)
After a truly glorious spring flush, I think my roses must have decided that's all the drama they care to provide this year, thank you very much. Usually once the weather turns cooler in September the roses all start putting on more buds and having a lesser but still notable fall flush. Granted, we had a warmer than average September, but I'm still waiting for any sign of a fall flush.
The asters are almost done, the mums started, the leaves on the trees are turning, and the monkshood (the tail end of fall for me) is starting to show color. Yet the roses keep putzing away in their off and on again habit they showed all summer. Oh, there are blooms here and there and the usual suspects are continuing strongly as they have all summer. Still, I don't think we have much fall left for them to flush, since our usual first frost is around Halloween. We've had plenty of rain for fall, so that's not the problem, it's just that they don't seem to want to flaunt their blooms before they go to sleep for the year.
Anyone else in cold zones still waiting for some pizzazz? I know I'm being greedy, but it seems the conditions are right, but the roses aren't cooperating. The rose year came in like a lion, but is going out like a ... well, a snail.