June 12th is Red Rose Day

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:

  1. Choose the right rose for your space
  2. Plant your rose where it will get at least six hours of sun each day
  3. 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.


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About sunnysleevez

I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California. I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment. As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority. How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.
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2 Responses to June 12th is Red Rose Day

  1. RC says:

    We LOVE roses and have around 50 or so in our yard and Red is always a good choice.

  2. Roses are year-round bloomers here in San Diego. Makes for a great winter!

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