It’s early Autumn in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. We had a little frost last night and our Big Red Roses are still healthy and blooming! Our rose bush is very large this year and produced large continuous blooms all Summer long and into early Autumn. We believe the rains in early Spring helped. Scroll below for 3 Tips for Big Red Rose!
3 Tips for Big Red Roses:
- Pick the perfect location to plant your rose bush. The location must receive 5 – 6 hours of full sun per day.
- Be sure to keep your rose bush hydrated. if the leaves begin to fade or look dry, the plant needs water. To learn 4 ways to know when a plant needs water, click here.
- The secret ingredient to excellent roses is organic lime fertilizer such as Espoma Organic Lightning Lime Fertilizer, 30 lb. We add lime to the soil in early Spring. After each cycle of blooms, we continue to add lime to the soil through the Summer and into early Autumn.
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