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By Frank Brines
Master Consulting Rosarian 

Use these tips for caring for roses during hot weather


Last updated 7/17/2018 at 8:31am

Roses need a lot of water in hot weather.

As unpredictable as the weather has been lately, one thing gardeners can plan historically is periods of intense heat in coming months. The county had some samplings in recent weeks, experiencing temps in 90s-100s in June. As summer brings drier, hotter temps, roses will struggle to maintain hydration. It seems to me there has been more wind adding to the problem. I've noticed that my vegetable garden dries out quickly requiring added water.

For the past five years I have advocated a conservative style of summer rose care. July to September rose gardener activities in the desert – that's...

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