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Initial post 10 APR 03 by Unregistered Guest
im looking for the answer on the best ten tips on how to care for roses, or how to plant them or anything related in that sense
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Reply #1 of 9 posted 15 APR 03 by Unregistered Guest
in a hot climate
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Reply #2 of 9 posted 20 APR 03 by Bert Mitchell
I have an old fashion rose bush that i have had for years,and when it blooms the very center of the flower gets green and then around that gets brown,so con you tell me what to do for this?
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Reply #3 of 9 posted 5 MAY 03 by Unregistered Guest
My roses are blooming but have a black edge on them what could be causing this?
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Reply #4 of 9 posted 11 MAY 03 by Unregistered Guest
What are the best tip s for looking after roses?and how soon do they flower,after planting?
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Reply #5 of 9 posted 25 MAY 03 by Gina
Roses should bloom 6 weeks after planting them.

Black spot on roses are caused from too much nitrogen. You should be low on nitrogen and be high on pot-ash (potassium).Bone meal and fish emulsion are great for roses.
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Reply #6 of 9 posted 14 JUN 04 by Anonymous-73857
10 Best tips on Rose Care

1) Select and plant disease resistant varieties of roses. Consult local rosarians for a list of cultivars recommended for your area

2) Plant in an area that gets full sun..preferably morning sun. (No photosythesis...no roses)

3) Fertilize with any good higher phosphate fertilizer preferably with a 1:2:1 or 1:3:1 ratio and relatively low in readily soluble nitrogen. Use a fertilizer that contains slow release nitrogen.

4) Plant with adequate spacing to assure good air circulation

5) Prune immediately prior to breaking dormancy being sure to prune of canes that have the purple spots indicative of over-wintering black spot fungus. To maximize winter hardiness, avoid pruning in the fall when roses are progressing into dormancy.

6) Use a good fungicide as a preventative in the areas of the country susceptible to fungal diseases such as black spot and rust.

7) Dont cover the bud head with soil or mulch during the growing season.

8) Dont detract from winter-hardiness by fertilizing within about 10 weeks of freezing weather.

9) Mulch well in cold areas after weather has thoroughly cooled for the winter. (Mulching too early causes the rose to retain heat and thus to not develop appropriate winter-hardiness.)

10) Experiment by a) taking rose cuttings when roses are most actively growing and establishing roses on their own root stock or b) cross pollinating roses and growing them from seed to see what new varieties you might produce.
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Reply #9 of 9 posted 30 APR 07 by Cissy
When is the best time of the year to prune back my roses I live in Southern Mississippi
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Reply #7 of 9 posted 28 SEP 04 by Mark Roeder
When cutting a cane of 1/8th inch diameter or greater, seal cane w/ Elmer's Glue.
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Reply #8 of 9 posted 29 SEP 04 by Unregistered Guest
There are a lot of right ways to grow roses. General tips are easy to find and create, but to get good information, it's very helpful to know where your are growing your roses. If you have to deal with high temperatures, you nurture your plants differently than when you have roses growing in ares of lower temps. Then, if you live in areas where cold protection is a requirement, you just have to adjust your growing techniques. Here are some of my general tips:

1) Start with a healthy plant. Buying roses where the roots have been hacked off and have dried out canes, means you are starting out with a plant that is already stressed. It just makes everything harder.

2) Choose roses that will most likely do well in your climate. For example, if you live near the coast, mildew resistance will be high on your list of priorities. Also, when you are choosing which roses you want to grow, don't decide just by the the bloom form or color, look for a rose that is a good plant. You may have to do some research, but it's worth it.

3. Water and drainage: Roses need water to carry the nutrients up through the canes and insufficient water will stress the plant. However, it's very important to insure good drainage. The rose will take up all of the water it needs, but it doesn't do well if left in standing water.

4. Site the rose well. Most roses will try to grow wherever you place them because they are genetically programmed to grow, but you will have a better plant, producing more blooms if you give the plant what it wants, sunshine. If you live in an area of high temps, you may want to site the rose where it gets afternoon shade.

5. Feed it. Some roses are absolute hogs, while others are dainty eaters ... if you overfeed them nitrogen, they will let you know by proliferation. I have some roses I feed every other time because they perform better with less feeding. Others get an extra meal. Let the rose be your teacher. It will let you know what it needs.

5. Don't crowd them too closely to make sure they have good air circulation and when you prune, keep this concept in mind.

6. If you are working too hard to keep a rose healthy in your garden, get rid of it. We grow roses for the joy they give us. A plant that is not happy in your garden, ie. you climate, isn't worth the hard work. There are too many fine roses you haven't tried that will thrive in your garden with your style of care.

7. Continue to read everything you can about roses. Even tho' you make think you have the basics down, roses are so interesting that you never stop learning. As you grow in experience, go back and read the same books again. You will find that you are learning at a different level.

8. and this is my last one for tonight .... enjoy your roses! It's too easy to make things seem hard in the garden by trying to achieve a level of perfection that takes the joy of out gardening, especially with roses. Remember why you decided to grow roses and enjoy the process of gardening and the display of the blooms in your home or office, or just on the plants in your garden.

Smiles,

Lyn
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