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 By Frank Brines    Lifestyles 

When to prune and fertilize rose bushes

In southern California winter is usually short and sometimes confusing. Winter... — Updated 2/12/2020 Full story

 

Get ready for late-winter pruning

Happy New Year! This month I'm going to help you get ready for the major... — Updated 1/11/2020

 

Time to let rose bushes rest

Depending on which side of the canyon gardeners live, the past few weeks have pro... — Updated 12/12/2019 Full story

 

How to care for rose bushes in November

After experiencing a summer of high temperatures and currently fires, smoke, ash... — Updated 11/7/2019

 

Roses need water and fertilizer

Special to Village News The next two weeks’ weather forecast looks like... — Updated 10/11/2019 Full story

 

How to plan for rose blooms

As I look back over my previous articles, I noticed that since 2013 it seems ther... — Updated 9/13/2019

 

Time to let roses sleep

Summer is certainly upon the valley – and based on past experience, it’s... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

Take care of roses in the hot summer months

“Gardeners must become water-wise and learn as many ways as possible to use... — Updated 6/24/2019 Full story

 

Prepare rose bushes for warmer weather

Residents may have noticed the effect of climate change again this year. As I... — Updated 5/14/2019 Full story

 

Caring for roses after a wet winter

What a year it's been so far. In most areas, gardeners had to work in a pruning... — Updated 4/12/2019

 

Rose Care FUNdamentals for March 2019

Location, Location, Location. Depending on location – or more specifically,... — Updated 3/11/2019

 

Time to wake up rose bushes

Nature lies fallow in winter in preparation for the new year. All life needs... — Updated 2/15/2019

 

Learn all about pruning for next month

There is no specific timeline for winter rose care, but there are general... — Updated 1/14/2019

 

Rose bushes still need water, but not pruning

I'm sure that gardeners and their roses appreciated the recent sprinkles or... — Updated 12/6/2018

 

Caring for roses in November

After a summer of high temperatures, fires, smoke, ash and Santa Ana winds, it... — Updated 11/13/2018 Full story

 

Roses should recover from fall pruning

Looks like the valley is back to a period of more normal temperatures for this... — Updated 10/16/2018

 
 By Frank Brines    Community

Weather prompts change in pruning plans

As I look back over my previous articles I noticed that since 2013 there is what... — Updated 9/8/2018

 

Let roses continue their summer dormancy

Summer is certainly upon us – and based on past experience, it’s only going t... — Updated 8/10/2018

 

Use these tips for caring for roses during hot weather

As unpredictable as the weather has been lately, one thing gardeners can plan... — Updated 7/17/2018

 

Water roses deeply as temperatures rise

Gardeners must become water-wise and learn as many ways as possible to use water... — Updated 6/1/2018

 

Climate change challenges rose gardeners

If you feel like your garden just doesn't seem to be responding as it has in... — Updated 5/12/2018

 

Roses love food, water and mulch

What a year it’s been so far. In most areas, gardeners had to work in a... — Updated 4/13/2018

 

The right time to prune roses

Nature lies fallow in winter in preparation for the new year. All life needs... — Updated 2/9/2018

 

Time frames for winter rose case

There is no specific timeline for winter rose care, but there are general time... — Updated 1/11/2018

 

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