Roses are a big deal in Oregon, as the climate here is neither too cold in the winter nor too hot in the summer. Anyone with even the merest hint of a green thumb can grow a pretty darn perfect rose. But, it often takes a lot of chemicals to make roses pest free.
But, I see plenty of people who let their dogs sniff, lick and otherwise pester growing rose bushes. That's flirting with disaster. I've gotten around it in the past by building big pens (see a rant about that here), but this year, I'll probably just use signs.
So this week's Wordless Wednesday comes with a safety reminder: Look for pesticide signs when you have your dogs out and about, and if you don't see those warnings, assume chemicals are in play and keep your dogs away!
|See the stink eye? No photo shoot would be complete without it.|