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Taking care of roses in hot weather


Last updated 8/6/2021 at 2:29pm

Deformed and discolored blooms indicate a Chilli Thrip infestation. The rose in the foreground is Marilyn Monroe. Village News/Rita Perwich photo

Frank Brines

ARS Master Consulting Rosarian

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?) 2021 is and has been very unusual weather-wise, breaking records all over the globe.

Since high summer temperatures and less-than-ideal conditions for roses are inevitable for the next couple of months, let's get ready! Stroll through your gardens in the a.m., look for leaf wilt, drying or discoloration of leaves and the general leaf reflectance (surface luster). If...

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