Wednesday, April 28, 2010
•Mildew can be kept in check by using Funginex. It is best to spray Funginex as a preventative for mildew on a weekly basis, rather than waiting for the problem to show up. It's harder to prevent damage once it's started.
Information provided by the Tucson Rose Society
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Spring is in the air and I receive a lot of questions on rose care. So let’s focus on rose care for April.
Now is the time to begin a proper fertilization schedule, and at each step be sure to water well the night before fertilizing:
- For the first week use an organic fertilizer, scratch into the earth and water.
- Two weeks later, use a water soluble fertilizer.
- Use a fish emulsion once per month to help get microorganisms growing.
And remember, if you have newly planted roses, DO NOT fertilize, until after their first bloom!