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Time to nurture the rose garden and new sprouts


Last updated 3/14/2013 at Noon

Recent temperatures have been quite erratic with periods of warm to very warm days and very cool to cold nights which will influence how quickly the new foliage grows. The warm daytime temperatures will stimulate greater root growth. Truthfully, I think the roses are as confused as we are. Some folks pruned as early as December, I hope the new growth was not frost-damaged on those roses – it’s a risk one takes every year when deciding when to prune.

After pruning roses last month (which hopefully everyone has), you should see new coppery-red foliage that is about two- to three-inch...

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