|Why are the squirrels stealing the blooms from my rose bushes?
|OK...squirrels are tough, but there may be some help for you.
The easiest would probably be to cover the soil around your roses with sheets of 1-2 inch diameter wire mesh. Squirrels don't like to walk on it.
You can also try pruning trees so the lowest branches are at least 6 feet above ground and placing 2 foot wide metal bands around the tree trunks, positioning them so the bottom of each band is at least 2 feet off the ground. This will discourage squirrels from taking up residence in your yard.
I realize these aren't really simple solutions...but it's not a simple problem!