Summer Care

Summer Leaf Drop. Is It Normal?

My rose garden in spring in full bloom and foliage. I got an email the other day from someone who was concerned because her roses were losing leaves in the midst of summer. They were new to roses and understandably concerned by this. It was hot where they were and they’ve had little rains. She’d...

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Should You Water Your Roses During A Drought?

The roses in my personal garden haven't been watered in over a decade. And that includes during a drought. A member of our rose discussion forum recently posted a question about coping with drought when growing roses. For most of us who can simply turn on a hose this is not an issue. But this...

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Summer Care Tips For Your Roses

Rambling roses covering a wall in a garden in France. The hot days of summer bring unique pressures to your roses.  In many instances they will actually shut down during the really hot days and go semi-dormant.  This is a normal reaction and defense against the heat. We recommend letting your roses rest a bit...

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Summer Clean Up Of Your Roses

Rosarie De La Hay just south of Paris The dog days of summer are a great time to do a quick summer clean up on your roses in order to get them ready for the fall bloom.  They generally do semi-dormant during the heat and that's another reason this is a great time for this....

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