Rose Care for June

As summer approaches it’s time to get into the garden maintenance mode – deadheading, weeding and watering. keeping after pests and fertilizing.  You can follow the same routine through September, barring any unusual weather.  Speaking of weather, late spring can bring us conditions that may cause some strange symptoms in your plants. Freezing temperatures followed …

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What Bug is That?

Spring is here and time for roses to put on their spectacular annual show. To our delight, plants are bursting with a bounty of gorgeous blooms and abundant lush foliage. It’s also the season for lots of insects to make their appearance in the garden. If you see a bug you don’t recognize, don’t squish …

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Rose Care for May

Spring has arrived and it is my favorite time of the year. The wonderful shiny leaves in all shades of green, maroon and burgundy and rose buds galore. What is really exciting is the sticks that we planted a few months ago (new bare-root roses} are now healthy plants ready to bloom. The first bloom …

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Aphids and Suckers

Young lush rose foliage sparkles like diamonds after the refreshing rains. Growing at breakneck speed, plants are loaded with buds, and, for us rose lovers, this upcoming blooming season is March Madness, the World Series and the Superbowl all rolled into one! Don’t let aphids diminish your enjoyment – just knock them off with a …

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