New Home and New to Roses

nickwegMay 20, 2012


Our family recently moved into a new house that has quite a few rose bushes. I'm know basically nothing about roses and need help figuring out how to take care of them properly. I assume the first step is too figure out what kind of roses I'm dealing with before I get to the actual maintenance part :) So, if anyone could point me in the right direction and help me figure out what I'm dealing with I would be very grateful! Thank you in advance!


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I found some notes in the new house that call them shrub roses. Does that help?



    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 10:15PM
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Yes, they are shrub roses, and a lovely color!

They can be lightly pruned in spring time, not sure if hedge shears or hand pruners would be better in this situation...

In early spring they can be evaluated to see if they have any winter dieback, and prune to shape.

If the surrounding plants crowd the roses too much, that might not be the best thing for the roses, so the surrounding plants should be monitored to see that they don't get too close to the roses.

I like to use organic fertilizers to feed roses. This can be applied in spring and summer. Organic topdressings such as compost are also beneficial.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 5:31PM
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