Saturday, April 26th
9:30 - 12:30
Denver Rose Society Rose Pruning Workshop
Location: Jefferson County Detention Center
200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80401
Thursday, May 8th, 7:00 pm
Program: Easy Steps to Composting
by Judy Elliot of Denver Urban Gardens Location: Colorado
Federation of Garden Clubs
1556 Emerson Street, Denver, CO
Visitors and guests are welcome to attend.
Join now - $15.00 annual membership fee to receive The Rose
Window monthly newsletter (electronic version; $20.00 if by
regular mail), the Growing Roses in Colorado book, and
discounts on Mile-Hi Rose Feed.
2014 Membership Form
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
planting time continues up to the middle of the month. Mound
soil up around newly planted rose bushes or cover entire bush with
burlap or evergreen boughs to prevent dehydration. After two
weeks, wash soil away gently a little at a time to permit new growth
to become acclimated.
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.
Pruning could start at the end of the
month, but can wait until May if we are having a cold spring.
Deep water as needed depending on the weather.
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
Retail locations that sell the
Read about our member Joan Franson
This article, written by Susan
Clotfelter, was printed in the February 15th, 2014 edition of
The Denver Post.
Rocky Mountain District Rose Show &
Registration and Information