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11.15.2009

Taking Care of Roses in the Fall

More about roses..............If buying potted roses best to buy two gallon pots....Hybrid Teas should have 36" center..............minimum of 30" centers.

Felco pruners are best. Goat Skin Gloves best....can be purchased for $9.00 at Lowes Elmers Glue seals canes after pruning. Roses should be pruned in the shape of a vase and open in the center and don't leave stubs on bud union. When pruning remove one half to two thirds of growth.

Sugar Cane Litter is best mulch for roses Pine Bark Mulch with Pine Straw is next best mulch.

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