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Rose Care


These months remain key months for the desert rose grower.  It is at this time the old roses, (Prior to February 15) are pruned and the new roses planted.

  • Pruning
  • Find your best canes.  The largest and healthiest.  Look for an outside bud Cut about 1/4 inch above it and then seal the cane with Elmer's Woodworking Glue. Remove no more than 1/3 of each of each cane you want to save. Also pune nor more of then entire bush.
  • Then strip all of the leaves, if there are any left and remove all the rose litter from around the plant.
  • Plant your new roses.
  • Buy the best-rated roses you want to afford.
  • Get only the number ones.  Notice: we mean bare root roses.  Not the ones in pots.
  • Pots often are the leftovers from the bareroots that may not have sold.
  • Be sure to go to the nursery with a list of roses.
  • Check with the American Rose Society for rose ratings.
  • Never buy one with a rating less than seven.
  • Better yet try one of the roses we recommend.