Rosarian Tips for October:
Deep water prior to predicted hard freezes to lessen damage to roots which could
occur in dry soil. Remove any blooms just below the flower. Do not
fertilize your roses. Take time to plan and prepare new roses beds.
Spade or rototill new beds deeply, mixing in organic materials and let lay over
the dormant season.
For rose questions, contact
Rosarian in your area.
Photo courtesy of
Joan Franson, our beloved longtime member who has contributed
immeasurably through her time and talents to the Denver Rose Society
over the years, passed away on October 17, 2014. We will post
further information as to services, etc. as we receive it. We know
that you share in our grief but also in celebrating her
extraordinary life and accomplishments.
A memorial services for Joan will be held Tuesday, 10/28 at 10:00 am
in Mitchell Hall at the Denver Botanic Garden.
Read about Joan
This article, written by Susan
Clotfelter, was printed in the February 15th, 2014 edition of
The Denver Post.
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
Roses in Review Results
Every year, the American Rose Society
conducts a survey of roses and how they grow in garden around the
nation. The results for the Rocky Mountain District are in.
See what rose growers in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Utah
have to say about recent introductions. Use this information
to help you decide which roses to plant next year.