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By Frank Brines
Master Consulting Rosarian 

Roses should recover from fall pruning


Last updated 10/16/2018 at 6:07am

These photos show the damage caused by chili thrips.

Looks like the valley is back to a period of more normal temperatures for this time of year, but the Santa Ana winds could show up anytime now. Gardeners should make sure to check the irrigation system if they haven't after the heat of summer. Roses should be actively recovering from the recent light fall pruning.

Last month I gave illustrations and descriptions for mid-season pruning with a suggested timeline for pruning and restarting a feeding program. What may not have been clear is that it is a light pruning, and it must be carefully calibrated with the weather conditions. Specificall...

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