Village News - Also serving the communities of De Luz, Rainbow, Camp Pendleton, Pala and Pauma

By Frank Brines
Master Consulting Rosarian 

Roses love food, water and mulch


Last updated 4/13/2018 at 1:13pm

What a year it’s been so far. In most areas, gardeners had to work in a pruning schedule between weather spurts. Even with late pruning many gardeners are or are about to have their first flush of blooms. Climate change is influencing the weather and effecting the usual pruning schedule. The erratic temperatures also have a bearing on the growth of the plants. Periods of heat encouraged vegetative growth and bud formation with possibly shorter stems even though cool rains kept the soil cool.

If gardeners want the fullest blooms possible, supply plenty of water to the plants, don’t flood...

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