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SPRING IN THE ROSE GARDEN

After this crazy winter when temperature went warm in January, then too cold in February, it is nice to see the garden coming to life again .The air is warming up, the birds are coming back and you hear them chirping again.The nurseries are brimming with new plants, gardeners are swarming the garden centers and heading home to plant those beautiful plants.  They are so enthused to start digging.But there are so many things to do first: ·Gather some soil from four different sections of the garden.Let them dry and take them to your Cooperation Extension for a soil test.
·Scatter Epsom salt in the garden.A handful for Hybrid Teas and other big flowered roses will suffice and Minis get half the dosage.
·Then start pruning.The basic rule is to prune your roses when the forsythia blooms.Cut out all diseased, damaged and dead wood, down to the white pith.If you see brown, cut further down.Seal all cuts with Elmer’s Glue.
·After you have done with pruning, remove all leaves and clean the garden o…

FORMAL ROSE GARDENS - PART I

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