Saturday, October 6, 2007

Fall Rose Care

Fall Rose Care
Remember that roses require special care in the fall. In early fall, suspend fertilization. Continuing to fertilize causes new growth that could be killed by winter's cold. After foliage drops, spray with fungicide, then cover plants with a minimum of 8" of loose, well-drained soil, mulch or compost. Prune canes back to 36" to prevent damage from winter winds.


Liara Covert said...

I wonder if the treatment of roses as you mention would vary greatly in warmer climates? IN Australia, roses generally thrive during most seasons. I've even seen them bloom in winter! Maybe this means they're confused and have erratic sleep patterns? I might offer them dream analsyis services to help work though climate-related anxiety, that is, if roses have any?

steven wilson said...

I suppose they would vary in warmer climates.Here we have winters that have temps that drop below zero at some points during the winter.