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It's time to get pruning tools in order

Happy New Year – let's hope this one is an improvement over 2020! This month... — Updated 1/6/2021


Caring for dormant rose bushes

Depending on which side of the canyon you live, the weather has been relatively... — Updated 12/9/2020


Preventing fungal disease on rose bushes

Experiencing a summer of high temperatures, fires, smoke, ash and Santa Ana... — Updated 11/4/2020

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Coordinate pruning and fertilizing with the weather

The latest weather report verifies what gardeners suspected: August 2020 was the... — Updated 10/14/2020


Rose bushes need hydration and pruning

I checked the weather projections and learned that temperatures for the next... — Updated 9/11/2020

 By Frank Brines    Community

Rose care includes pest management

Summer is certainly upon us and, based on past experience, it's only going to... — Updated 8/7/2020


Water is essential to rose care

When it feels as though Mother Nature is out to get gardeners living in the Temec... — Updated 7/16/2020


Roses need water and mulch for summer temperatures

The past few years of drought experience has made gardeners aware that they must... — Updated 6/11/2020


Prune and mulch to keep roses healthy

There were signs of climate change again this year. The area had above average... — Updated 5/14/2020


Prune and mulch to keep roses healthy

There were signs of climate change again this year. The area had above average... — Updated 5/14/2020

 By Frank Brines    Community

Rain can cause fungus on roses

Frank Brines, Master Consulting Rosarian Over the past couple of weeks, many area... — Updated 4/25/2020 Full story


Rose Care FUNdamentals for March

Frank Brines, Special to Valley News Location, Location, Location. Depending on y... — Updated 3/4/2020 Full story


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


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