Temecula Valley Rose Society

Rose Care Corner, December 2005

By Rebecca Weersing

Now is the time of year when you can scrounge around in your garden, cutting rose hips for decorations, and beginning your garden cleanup at the same time. While you are there scrounging around, begin to make a game plan for pruning season. What roses need to be replaced? What roses need to be moved? What roses seem to be happy and what roses seem to be not so happy? What are my roses going to need in the coming year?

Plan to practice your pruning techniques at Rose Haven beginning the first Saturday in January. As you know, practice makes perfect and the Rose Haven roses will appreciate your practicing on them.

Then in February—when most of us do our home garden pruning—your pruning skills will have been properly honed and your own roses will benefit greatly from your Rose Haven experience.




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