Rose Care FUNdamentals, April 2024

Rosebuds. Valley News/ photo
Frank Brines, ARS Master RosarianSpecial to Valley NewsMarch greeted southwest Riverside County with an abundance of fresh new foliage and hopes for beautiful blooms to come. Maybe that’s got you wondering: “How can I get better results this year?” Has doing the same thing year after year lived up to your expectations of good roses?Gardening is a partnership between you and your plants: How about letting your garden and your roses “speak” to you? Take a daily walk around your garden and get to know all that lives there. For example, take careful note of what’s typical of each variety of rose in your garden. Is the foliage of one variety usually shinier than others? Maybe more purple when young or more green? How about the number, size and length of stems and buds? D
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