Jacobs, Master Rosarian
The Fall Season is here and it has
been a welcome with warm days and cooler nights.
This has given our roses a nice spurt of growth and
Now our work begins as we prepare for
winter. I am listing ways I like to winterize.
the rose beds of leaves and debris.
will hold off cutting back until after two nights of
temperatures down around 25 degrees. My hybrid teas
are 5 foot tall so I like to cut them back to 2 ft.
off any leaves then continue around the garden
pulling off leaves on all bushes except the
the PH in different areas of your rose gardens to be
sure the soil is 6.5 to 7.
clean beds again, spray with Mancozeb to rid soil of
any lingering disease. Or, some rosarians will use a
the soil up around the bud union and add additional
soil or mulch to your beds.
roses that are in pots, I move the pots to a
protected area up next to the house or garage. Wrap
plastic bag around the pot and cover with a cone.
Make sure there is an air vent in the top. We can
have hot sunny days in the winter and you do not
want to smother the plant.
Come to our meeting Sunday, November
11 at 2 p.m. with any questions about your garden.
Bring friends that have roses. hare your roses in
our in-club-competition. Have them clean and in a
bud vase or pop bottle ready to place on the table.
Ann and I will help with placing on the table.
Our nominating committee will present
a slate of officers for next year. Nominations can
be made from members at the meeting prior to voting.
Plans for the Christmas Party in December will be
announced. We will have a couple door prizes.
Refreshments by Pauline and Ben Matus.