Follow the fundamentals of rose care for success
Last updated 6/26/2008 at Noon
The variation in climate from garden to garden in our area makes it tough to provide one set of suggestions for everyone this month. Some gardens are approaching or are in a bloom cycle, while others are at the end or are finishing a cycle.
If your rose garden is at the end of a bloom cycle, it’s time to “dead head.” Don’t be alarmed by the term! It’s just a minor mid-season pruning to remove spent blooms and encourage a new bloom cycle.
First assess the cane below each withered blossom: does it have a lot of small canes coming off of it? If so, look for the first outward-facing...