Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Rocky Mountains

March, 2003
Regional Report

In the Garden


Rose Pruning How-To

The safest and best time to prune roses in the Rockies is spring. Fall pruning is discouraged because it removes stored food reserves that help rose bushes survive the winter. As growth resumes in the spring, pruning wounds will close more easily, and...
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Climbing Roses No flower is more popular than the rose, and none can match the beauty of those produced on a...

Favorite or New Plant

A Hardy, Rugged Climbing Rose for the Rockies If you've always wanted to plant a climbing rose that you can depend upon for prolific blooms,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Mini Roses Indoors
  • Be on the Watch for Aphids
  • Check Outdoor Roses for Critter Damage
  • Watering Rose Beds
  • Prepare for Bare-Root Roses

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