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New Home and New to Roses

Posted by nickweg Missouri (My Page) on
Sun, May 20, 12 at 21:21


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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RE: New Home and New to Roses

Here are more pics that might help:

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



RE: New Home and New to Roses

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.

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