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Side Garden (Milkweed Bush, "Sonata in Blue" Bearded Iris, Red Roses, Golden Yarrow)

Side Garden (Milkweed Bush, “Sonata in Blue” Bearded Iris, Red Roses, Golden Yarrow)

 

The two most important things you can do to produce beautiful rose blooms is to fertilize and prune regularly! Roses are heavy feeders, and they require certain nutrients, such as lime. We have had excellent success with an organic rose fertilizer (Espoma RT18 Rose Tone, 18-Pound). Dead blooms steal nutrients from your roses, so pruning off dead blooms will enable your roses to bloom again! Enjoy the below videos on fertilizing and pruning. For the beginner gardener, roses can be a little bit of a challenge. They attract aphids, and if the leaves stay wet too long, they can get black spot fungus. When watering roses, try not to get water on the leaves. For aphids, lady bugs are your friends!



For beginner gardeners, roses can be a bit of a challenge. They like water and fertilizer. They are susceptible to black spot fungus on the leaves. Insects, such as aphids, like roses too! If you have time to give roses extra attention, they will reward you with gorgeous blooms year after year!






For more on pruning, watch our Pruning Playlist on YouTube! To see more gorgeous flowers, watch our Gorgeous Flowers playlist on YouTube! Check your local Home Depot, Lowe’s, eBay or online Burpee Gardening for their selection of roses! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!


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