Consulting Rosarian Tip of the Month



If starting a new rose bed, and you did not prepare the area the previous fall, amend the soil as soon as the ground is workable. Study rose literature and continue landscape planning. Consider raised beds if drainage is a problem. Roses need sun for at least half a day and can use full sun. Morning sun with afternoon shade is preferable.


Do not plant roses near large trees or hedges. Remember to update rose bed maps with names of newly planted bushes. Consider having garden labels made for them. Continue to deep water roses if needed. Now is a good time to think back on what worked or didn’t work in your garden and plan what you want to do different this year. Growing Roses in Colorado (GRIC) has a wealth of information on selection and care of roses.


Two speakers will be presenting programs this year at our annual educational SymROSEIUM.  Join us for Carol O’Meara, CSU Extension Agent and Entomologist in Boulder County with a program on Japanese beetles and Tammy Jansen, former DRS President and expert rose grower with a program titled – “Practically Perfect: Ideal Roses for YOUR Garden and their Secrets for Success.”  Both programs are not to be missed!  Click here for more information – Educational Rose SymROSEium, April 1, 2017, Denver Botanic Gardens.


This is the time to renew your annual DRS membership. Existing members may renew on line under the MEMBERS area. You can also mail in your renewal from the link. Paper Renewal for existing members or new members who prefer to mail in the form –  Mail In Renewal OR New Membership Form.


Consulting Rosarians (CRs) are available to assist you with your questions throughout the year. Contact them by typing in your question on our Contact Page.  A list of CRs is on the DRS website – Denver Rose Society.


To meet other friendly rose devotees, join us for our first monthly meeting on February 11th at the Denver Botanic Gardens plant society building.





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