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Clean up garden but allow roses to go into dormant season


Last updated 12/12/2013 at Noon

With comfortably warm daytime temperatures and cooler, more humid nights, roses are happy and bursting with life. If the weather continues for another three or four weeks, it may also be possible to have fresh roses from the garden for use during the Christmas holiday.

Daytime temps are very agreeable for growing roses. It is important that one monitors the irrigation program for your roses. It may be necessary to modify the program if you haven’t changed since the hot, dry summer. With lower temperatures, less water will be needed, but water will still be necessary to produce blooms. Be...

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