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Stan Griep

Good read here Jenny. Please take a look at my website for some roses photography and articles too. Stans Roses Website



   
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Lanson B. Jones & Co, Inc

Our tips for rose care

1. Use a rose soil mix

Roses need special care and require a specific kind of organic rose mix. Roses also prefer a pH that is between 6.5 and 7, which is slightly acidic to neutral (7 being neutral).

2. Remember to fertilize them

Roses are hungry plants and need to be fertilized regularly to reach their full blooming potential. A natural based fertilizer with (like 5-5-5) works best.

3. Prune at a 45° angle

By pruning at a 45° angle, you can make sure water runs off the cut instead of collecting there. This helps prevent disease or mold from growing on your rose bushes.

4. Water often and early

Most roses need to be watered daily. Set watering time completion prior to sunrise. Avoid fungal diseases like black spot by using drip irrigation to keep the leaves from getting wet.

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La Fuente Imports

We agree with @nancybrandon - Joseph's Coat is a phenomenal Rose especially for its color and @sandwade1's recommendation of Jackson & Perkins is also a fabulous idea - . I was one of their rose test garden participants for many years and they really go through the paces making sure the varieties they offer are top notch! Their guarantee is also a win!

   

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