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How to keep rose bushes healthy and growing


Last updated 3/10/2017 at Noon

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As of this writing, El Niño has been fading and La Niña has been building, and to our surprise, aiming multiple “atmospheric rain rivers” right at California.

I'm beginning to think that normal climate may be the abnormal. In less than five months, rains have all but ended our five-year drought. Be prepared for a season of vigorous growth – both of roses and their diseases!

Daytime temperatures in February ranged in the 60s to 70s, and with the amount of rain we've had the roses have burst with growth – some even have buds. If you finished pruning in mid-February, I'm sure you'r...

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