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Summer Rose Care: Deadheading, Fertilizing and Monitoring for Disease


The garden season has been keeping me busy and I apologize for the lack of recent posts. I wanted to maintain contact with my readers, so, I am sharing a few links regarding rose care.

Now is a good time to deadhead or remove those spent flowers on your roses. Deadheading basically tricks the plant into producing more flowers so the plant can ultimately produce fruit and seed. If you are unsure about how to prune or where to cut please refer to the link below.

Deadheading Roses

This is also the time to consider fertilizing roses. Species roses benefit from just one spring application of all-purpose fertilizer. However, all other roses benefit from a second application of all-purpose fertilizer. After you deadhead your spring blooms add fertilizer to the base of the plant followed by water. For more specifics on rose fertilization plans click on the link below.

Fertilizing Roses

Lastly, be on the lookout for fungal diseases, such as, blackspot and powdery mildew. Blackspot typically appears on the lower, more mature leaves, whereas, powdery mildew tends to appear on new upper leaves. Good air circulation is necessary for keeping these diseases at bay. Learn more about rose diseases and pests by clicking the link below.

Rose Diseases and Pests


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