Consulting Rosarian Tips for July:
watching for aphids, thrips, spider mites and leaf rollers.
Continue watching for powdery mildew, blackspot, anthracnose, and
rust. Use organic or chemical spraying programs to control
pests and prevent/control disease. Don't spray when windy or
if temperatures are over 85 degrees. Continue deep watering, more
frequently as the temperatures rise. Fertilize once a month using either a water
soluble fertilizer or an organic fertilizer such as Mile High Rose
Feed. Be sure roses are well hydrated before fertilizing or
spraying. Cut spent blooms to promote continued flowering.
Apply additional mulch around bushes to bring level to several
inches dept to conserve water and keep the soil cooler.
For rose questions, contact
Rosarian in your area.
Roses in Review Results
Every year, the American Rose Society
conducts a survey of roses and how they grow in garden around the
nation. The results for the Rocky Mountain District are in.
See what rose growers in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Utah
have to say about recent introductions. Use this information
to help you decide which roses to plant next year.
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
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