Rose Care FUNdamentals for January 2021

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In January, it’s time to get your pruning tools ready for February’s late-winter pruning. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Frank Brines ARS Master Consulting Rosarian Happy New Year – let’s hope this one is an improvement over 2020. This month I’m going to help you get ready for the major late-winter pruning you should do in late January to late February. I’ll provide details on pruning in my February column. Check http://Temeculavalleyrosesociety.com to see if there will be a rose care workshop at Rose Haven Heritage Garden, 30592 Jedediah Smith Road, in Temecula, in January. In southwest Riverside County, this major annual pruning should be done sometime between late January and late February. The San Diego Rose Society aims to be finished by Feb. 14. This pruning resets the plants’ biological clock, acting as a wake-up call to begin a new life cycle. You can expect the first flush of bloo
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