flower beds/roses questions

idafrances(4)April 5, 2009

I really SHOULD know this, but I'll chalk the question up to being a semi-newbie. When should I take the leaves off of the flower beds?

Also, I'm new to rose growing; do I need to cut my rose bushes/climbing roses back at all? I just bought them last year.

Thanks for your help!

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doucanoe

I would wait a while, yet. These temps are unseasonably cold.

I usually rake the leaves/mulch off my beds late April or early May. I always have them done by Mother's Day, tho.

I noticed yesterday some of my daylilies are peeking out of the ground! YAY

Linda

    Bookmark   April 6, 2009 at 10:21AM
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selkie_b(z4 MN)

Wait on the roses until they break bud and you can actually see what is dead and what is living.

-Marie

    Bookmark   April 7, 2009 at 10:44AM
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