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By Frank Brines
Master Consulting Rosarian 

Let roses continue their summer dormancy


Last updated 8/10/2018 at 4:35pm

Summer is certainly upon us – and based on past experience, it’s only going to get hotter before it gets cooler. I didn’t need to tell you that at the beginning of August, did I?

Since high summer temperatures and less-than-ideal conditions for roses are inevitable for the next couple of months, get ready. Those who have taken my advice are letting their roses continue their summer dormancy, which should last until about mid-September. Why make them produce blooms when they’re struggling to stay hydrated?

Let the roses “do whatever they do,” that is, just remove and discard th...

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