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How to keep rose bushes healthy


Last updated 11/17/2017 at Noon

Cutting some fall roses can help ensure having blooms around Thanksgiving

Frank Brines

Master Consulting Rosarian

Special to the Village News

The recent fires in the area have added ash to the dust in the air which will be deposited on the leaves of all plants in our gardens. The weather has moderated slightly and along with the change comes cooler nights with more moisture collecting on these leaves. This moisture with the daily accumulation of small dust particles will provide a great environment for mildew, rust and black spot on the roses.

Black spot is the most important disease of roses and one of the most common diseases found everyw...

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