Prune and fertilize rose for late Fall bloom now?
Most of us didn't prune and fertilize in August as we usually do for a fall flush because of the intense heat and drouth. However, the weather is predicted to get cooler in San Antonio next week with days in the low 90s and nights down to 62 -- HEAVEN! Color coordinated or not, LOL ... I'll be SO happy to take the tents down and be comfortable working in the yard any time of the day.
So how about light pruning and fertilzing for some fall bloom now? I'm thinking we should go for it. We don't ordinarily get really cold weather until Jan. and Feb. anyway and I've never had roses damaged by cold weather, not even in last winter's low temps. Some rose bushes never even lost their leaves! Whaddaya' think?