With this lovely spring weather, haven’t you wandered around your garden and thought: “What am I going to do with that rose that just hasn’t performed?”
“I don’t think it is in the right place or maybe I should just take it out and replace it with something fragrant and is a rebloomer?”
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Mother Lode Rose Society will provide some answers at its Rose Auction of Star Roses on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m-noon at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road in Jackson.
Featured are St. Patrick rose, Secret — a fragrant hybrid tea, Hot Cocoa — a florabunda to die for, Playboy — a florabunda that is stunning in a garden setting and many more to bid on.
The event is the opportune time to get some of the new roses and learn how much easier it is to grow roses than it was a few years ago.
Timing is very important when planting roses. Spring time is the ideal time in some areas such as Zone 9. However in some areas year round may be appropriate.
It is important to: choose the right rose for you; select the right place to plant the rose; fertilize, water and mulch (to conserve water) and spray (which is optional); remove the spent blooms at the end of the blooming cycle; and prune during the dormant cycle.
The “Rose Buds” Steve and Debra Kinnick will assist with the auction.
For more information visit motherloderose.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.