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Rose care tips for November

 

Last updated 11/11/2021 at 7:01pm

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Fall brings warm days and cool nights, conditions that can ensure large colorful rose blossoms.

Frank Brines, ARS Rosarian

Special to the Village News

The weather has moderated slightly, and along with the change comes cooler nights. Fall brings warm days and cool nights, conditions that can ensure large colorful blossoms. But those same conditions also bring moisture and a daily accumulation of ash and small dust particles. These create a great environment for fungal diseases. One example is powdery mildew. Early on, it shows slight purple splotches on the underside of leaves and white powdery spots on top and white powder on the peduncle or neck of the rose blossom.

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