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Question: roses wont grow

Answer: Linn,

Roses in the hot sultry Texas heat can be a challenge but are very doable! The keys to great and productive roses here in Texas are:
1-Select varieties adapted to the heat.
2-Select a site with plenty of sunlight (6 hours minimum)
3-Build a slightly raised planting bed incorporating plenty of composted bark into the soil.
4-Keep the plants well watered but not soggy in the hot summer months.
5-Fertilize every 4 weeks from spring to early fall.
6-Protect foliage of susceptible varieties from powdery mildew, blackspot, mites and aphids with appropriate sprays as needed.
7-Prune in February and again in late August to promote new growth for the fall blooming period.

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