Roses forum→Winter Rose care seminar

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Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
Jan 8, 2021 9:19 AM CST
Hi folks.
I'm going to attend a Winter rose care class being held at Los Gatos (Calif.) Library on Jan. 14. (on ZOOM)
I'm going to do it because my daughter, whom I have not seen for ages due to this stupid pandemic,
is attending...and because I'm interested. The leader is Pamela Roper; perhaps she's on this list.

I want to see how it's done in another climate. I don't think that 20 degree weather is part of their syllabus...
as it would be in New York. If any of you are interested, here is the info:
If you go, give me a woohoo.
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Name: Daniel
Los Angeles (Zone 10b)
Jan 10, 2021 2:47 AM CST
As someone from California that is still starting out, this seems like really useful info!!

Thanks so much for letting me know!!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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I cut back in December, into January if I don't finish, clean up leaves, boom, done!
Mulching probably next month.

Have a fun Zoom meet with daughter! Thumbs up
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Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
Jan 14, 2021 4:30 PM CST
Here in New York, I leave it for the winter and start to cut back in late March.
Seems to work.
Name: Audrey
NY (Zone 6a)
Jan 24, 2021 2:34 PM CST
Hi, Dciau,

I used to live in Los Angeles for 17 yrs with about 90 roses. Winterizing wasof little concern as roses just thrive there! However, I usually pruned back in Dec or JAN , they went to sleep for a little while in mild winter, and then all my roses thrived growing by leaps and bounds starting in March-Dec. Tgey really grew too tall! I looked for ways to "thwart their growth! Lol!" But I always used good fertilizer and nutrient rich soil.

Now, living in NY, with temps of 20-30 degrees and lower I winterize with adding new nutrient rich soil and burlap bags every Oct and Nov. I prune back and clean up leaves in early April. Blooms come in late May or June.

I hope you enjoyed your Zoom winterizing class. Any new news on winterization for roses?

Happy Gardening!

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