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How I care for hot summer roses


Last updated 7/17/2017 at Noon

As unpredictable as the weather has been lately, one thing we can plan historically is periods of intense heat in coming months. We had some samplings in recent weeks. We experienced temps in 90s-100s in June. As summer brings drier, hotter temps, roses will struggle to maintain hydration. It seems to me there has been more wind adding to the problem as well. I’ve noticed that my vegetable garden dries out quickly requiring added water. It is not easy to mulch vegetables.

For the past five years I have advocated a conservative style of summer rose care. From July to September, rose garde...

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