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Discussion id : 9-645
most recent 22 JUL 05 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 JUL 05 by Unregistered Guest
This is the first year for Arizona in my garden and so far there have been 2 flushes in 3 months. The color is ever-changing--because this bush is located in a spot where it gets over 6 hours of sun, the blooms begin to 'sunblush' right away-the result is often a fluorescent version of Arizona's regular coloration. Looking forward to cooler weather so its color will last longer. Good fragrance and relatively healthy-not bothered by pests or powdery mildew, as are some of my other roses.
Discussion id : 3-030
most recent 5 APR 04 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
I inherited a sad version of this beautiful rose....any tips on bringing it back to life? I have planted it according to instructions, added composted manure, and Miracle Grow for Roses as its first watering. It gets about 1/2 - 3/4 day of sunlight, and is well protected from the wind. It has one gangly, strong branch with several leafing twigs, and a smaller branch without leaves. How often should I water? should I prune both branches and hope for next year? This is my first rose, so any help would be great.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 5 APR 04 by suzie
Jenny, if this is your first rose you need to find lots of helpful info about their care, fertilizing needs and times, and watering, etc. I found the America Rose Society's web site to be great(also known as the ARS). On the site, there are links to rosarians in your area to whom you can ask questions. And believe it or not, they so answer usually within a couple of days. Do not be discouraged, I was afraid at first of roses, but the more I read, the better I became. I now have over 20 varieties and this is only my third year! What you will find is that they are one of the hardiest plants you can grow, despite their delicate appearance. You can prune them, take off all their leaves, move them around--they'll spring back! Just remember their growing season begins in the Spring, so maybe you just need to give your Arizona time. All roses look terrible in January--that's the time they are dormant and usually need pruning to invigorate them. Good luck!
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