The cooler days of September and October are something that my roses seem to enjoy. During the hottest days of July and August they fade away and any blossoms there can start looking parched pretty quickly. Even with a daily dose of water, the heat doesn't agree with them. But when the temperatures cool to the 70's and 80's they take a new lease on life.
They start blooming again! They seem to do better this time of year than at any other time. The word "thrive" comes to mind.
Although we have had our first frost, they have been hardy enough to survive. Knowing that they will soon be hit by a hard frost, I am appreciating and enjoying them all the more!
The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad;
the desert shall rejoice and blossom.