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By Frank Brines ARS Master Consulting Rosarian
Special to the Village News 

Roses are blooming but watch out for fungi


Last updated 4/14/2021 at 9:26pm

Many gardeners are having – or are about to have – their first flush of blooms. Climate change is influencing the weather and effecting the accustomed pruning schedule. The erratic temperatures also have a bearing on the growth of the plants. Roses didn't stop growing this past winter. I was one of those gardeners who pruned later than I had hoped.

Even so, I have buds opening on the bushes that were pruned on schedule. Now the conditions for fungi are present, and rust and/or mildew which will need control with fungicides – and even stripping infected leaves if the infestation is he...

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