Red Rose Day
Red Rose Day dedicated to America’s favorite flower…..the red rose. Did you know each rose color sends a different meaning? A red rose signifies love. In June this is particularly appropriate, as June is by far the most popular month for weddings, and roses are in bloom in gardens across America this month.
In addition to being the most popular cut flower, roses are also the most popular flower in flower beds and are frequently used in boarders around houses & garages. Roses are easy to grow, producing sweet scented flowers from June up to the first frost.
Celebrate Red Rose Day by:
- Buying red roses for someone special or for yourself.
- Planting roses around your yard.
Three easy steps to get started with your own rose garden:
- Choose the right rose for your space
- Plant your rose where it will get at least six hours of sun each day
- Water regularly
How often should I fertilize my roses and what are the best products?
Most important is to find a product that works for you & your schedule
- Your region is important: Roses growing 10 months of the year in the South or West will need more fertilizer than roses that only grow for 3 or 4 months in the North.
- Controlled-release fertilizers are the simplest to use. One or two applications and you’re set for the season.
- Organic fertilizers, such as an equal mix of alfalfa and cottonseed meals, are popular. Apply 10 cups of this mix around the base of each plant every 10 weeks, then cover it with mulch or compost. Many other organic fertilizers are available.
- Liquid soluble fertilizers that dissolve in water are fast acting but require the most frequent applications, sometimes as often as weekly.
Whatever product you ultimately select be sure to water before and after application. Start fertilizing in early spring after pruning, about four weeks before spring growth begins. In cold winter regions, stop fertilizing in late summer or early fall.