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 […]

The right fertilizer for roses

The right fertilizer for roses

This year’s rain came in bursts and made it difficult to complete timely pruning. For many people, their pruning had to be spread out over an unusually long period. For you who were fortunate enough to get their roses pruned by mid-February or even March, you are probably enjoying (or are about to enjoy) your […]

How to keep rose bushes healthy and growing

As of this writing, El Niño has been fading and La Niña has been building, and to our surprise, aiming multiple “atmospheric rain rivers” right at California. I’m beginning to think that normal climate may be the abnormal. In less than five months, rains have all but ended our five-year drought. Be prepared for a […]

Time to add roses to your garden

Time to add roses to your garden

What a roller-coaster ride we’ve been having. Although daytime highs have ranged from 50s to 60s, they’ve still been as much as 10 degrees below normal. Night temps at or below 32 degrees – some nights with hard freezes – have certainly put some non-rose plants at risk. And the recent rains are certainly promising […]

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