Time frames for winter rose case

Time frames for winter rose case

There is no specific timeline for winter rose care, but there are general time frames. For our area, spring pruning should be completed around mid-February. I will provide details on that in my February column. This major pruning removes canes and branches that are dead or diseased, are in contact with other branches or that […]

December Rose Care FUNdamentals

The recent sprinkles or light drizzle was so sparse that gardeners should discount it as having any benefit to gardens. The accompanying cool weather will help to hydrate the thirsty soil. Roses could still be seen actively growing and blooming in many area gardens during the Thanksgiving holiday, but believe it or not, roses need […]

November Rose Care FUNdamentals

November Rose Care FUNdamentals

The recent fires in the area have added ash to the dust in the air, which soon will be deposited on the leaves of all plants in the garden. The weather has moderated slightly, and along with the change comes cooler nights with more moisture collecting on these leaves. The added moisture with the daily […]

How I care for hot summer roses

As unpredictable as the weather has been lately, one thing residents in Southern California can plan for historically is periods of intense heat in the coming months. There have been some samplings of this intense heat in recent weeks, temps in 90s-100s in June. As summer brings drier, hotter temps, roses will struggle to maintain […]

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