Rocky Mountain District Consulting
There will be an ARS consulting rosarian
school in Denver October 4th.
Thursday, October 9, 7:00 pm
Program: Putting Your Roses to Bed by David Ingram, DRS
member and consulting rosarian
Preparing your roses for winter is the key to growing those fabulous
flowers in the spring. Learn how to take care of your roses in the
fall and winter and why fall and winter care keeps your roses
healthy from year to year. Get tips on preparing new rose beds for
spring planting as well as tips on early transplanting or
rearranging the rose bed.
Denver Botanic Gardens,
Plant Society Building
1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
Visitors and guests are welcome to attend.
Saturday, November 9
Annual Awards Brunch
1946 E 66th Ave
Denver, CO 80229
All Denver Rose Society members receive
The Rose Window newsletter (Feb.-Nov.)
Discount on Mile-Hi Rose Feed.
Option to purchase the educational booklet
Growing Roses in Colorado for the wholesale price.
New members receive a complimentary 4-month trial
membership to the American Rose Society.
Individual E-newsletter membership dues -
$20 per calendar year
Individual Plus E-newsletter membership
dues - $20 for first member plus $5 for each adult, household
member per calendar year
Individual hardcopy newsletter via USPS
membership dues - $25 per calendar year
Individual Plus hardcopy newsletter via
USPS membership dues - $25 for first member plus $5 for each
adult, household member per calendar year
Rosarian Tips for September:
Continue disease prevention activities. Mildew which shows up
a grayness on your leaves, has been especially bad this year.
Spray your roses and the surrounding ground with fungicide to kill
spores before winter. Mildew spores can live over the winter
and weaken your plants in spring. Continue to reduce
watering so plants can begin their hardening off process in
preparation for dormancy. When removing spent blooms, cut just
below the bloom so as not to stimulate new growth which would be
injured severely by early freezes. Definitely remove any basal
breaks starting to grow so as to prevent freeze injury to the bush.
Rosarian Tips for October:
Deep water prior to predicted hard freezes to lessen damage to roots which could
occur in dry soil. Remove any blooms just below the flower. Do not
fertilize your roses. Take time to plan and prepare new roses beds.
Spade or rototill new beds deeply, mixing in organic materials and let lay over
the dormant season.
For rose questions, contact
Rosarian in your area.
The book, Growing
Roses in Colorado, published
by the Denver Rose Society is a "must have" for those who want to grow beautiful
Get a glimpse
inside Growing Roses in Colorado.
Available at area garden retailers and gift shops. For
wholesale inquiries please contact Betty Cahill at
Retail locations that sell the
Roses in Review
Every year, the American Rose
Society conducts a review of roses. You can provide your input even if you
are not an ARS member. Go to the
ARS Roses in Review website before September
Read about our member Joan Franson
This article, written by Susan
Clotfelter, was printed in the February 15th, 2014 edition of
The Denver Post.