by Robbie Tucker, Master Rosarian and Past President of the Nashville Rose Society
July and August bring the hottest days of the summer and we are all seeing the signs of the heat. I have put together this list of Summer Reminders to keep your garden healthy and to prepare your roses for the reward of fall temperature to come. We all know these things, but it is good to take a moment and review them. Continue reading “Getting Though the Hot Months”
by Marty Reich, Master Rosarian, Editor of the Rose Leaf
By now you have done spring feeding and have enjoyed the first bloom cycle. Be sure to dead-head everything, meaning to cut off the spent blooms, to make the bushes look better and to encourage them to re-bloom. You should go down to a strong part of the cane where there are 5 leaflets from an outward facing node and cut 1/4″ above it. Sometimes a node has a dark spot on it signaling that new growth will not come from there so you may need to go up or down to avoid it. Continue reading “June Rose Growing Notes”
by David Cook, Davidson County Extension Agent with the UT Extension office of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
David Cook’s presentation to the Nashville Rose Society is an excellent resource for the types of insects that attack our roses in Tennessee. He explains how to identify the culprit based on the damage to the plant, and gives organic solutions for dealing with them.
Click here for David’s presentation, “Roses: Back on the Menu”.