March 15th 9:30am - 12:30pm
Annual Rose Symposium
Free with paid admission to the
Jane Shellenberger, editor of the
Read more about the symposium.
Thursday, April 10th
Regular Monthly Meeting
Program: How To Attract More
Birds More Often for More Fun by Scott Menough of Bird Talk, AM 710 and
owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of Arvada.
Gardens - Plant Society Building
1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
Visitors and guests are welcome to attend.
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Roses in Review
Every year, the American Rose
Society conducts a review of roses. The results for the Rocky
Mountain District (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming) are below.
Rocky Mountain District Roses in Review
Consulting Rosarian Tips for
The winds of March can be fierce and
very drying. Keep checking your soil for moisture and water every couple of
weeks if needed on days when the temperature will be over 40 degrees.
If you must get out in the yard and work on
your roses, do nothing more than remove dead canes. It
is too early to prune.
If the soil is workable you can get holes
prepared for rose planting. When deciding on a location make sure the site will
receive at least 6 hours of sun daily. The more sun the better. Know the mature
size of the rose. Plan for proper air circulation around the plant. Look at the
location; think about what shrubs, trees or other plantings that may compete
with the rose roots. Dig the hole a minimum of 14 inches deep by 18 inches in
diameter, the larger the hole the better. Amend soil with 1 part compost and 3
parts native soil.
For rose questions, contact
Rosarian in your area.
The book, Growing
Roses in Colorado, published
by the Denver Rose Society is a "must have" for those who want to grow beautiful
Get a glimpse
inside Growing Roses in Colorado.
Available at area garden retailers and gift shops. For
wholesale inquiries please contact Betty Cahill at
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