Roses—What to do in Fall

The following rose care calendar is from the book Growing Roses Organically by Barbara Wilde.  These suggestions are for zones 7 and 8.  Autumn is a great time for roses.  We are still enjoying an abundance of blooms from those hybrid teas and floribundas and hopefully the summer sun has slowed down the spread of black spot.  The plants need to start preparing for dormancy … Continue reading Roses—What to do in Fall

Roses—What to do in Spring

The following rose care calendar is from the book Growing Roses Organically by Barbara Wilde.  These suggestions are for zones 7 and 8.  Spring is a great time for roses! March:  Finish planting bareroot roses early in month, finish winter pruning early in month, check irrigation systems, sow annuals to attract beneficial insects. April: Plant containerized roses. May: Release beneficial insects if necessary, plant containerized … Continue reading Roses—What to do in Spring