Roses forum: East Tennessee Roses

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TennHeritage
Apr 12, 2014 5:45 AM CST
Greetings, New Member here:-) Smiling
I have several Rose Bushes, none are "Climbing" or ":Special" ( Except they are special to me as I LOVE Rose's!) just plain old Rose bushes, a Yellow, a Gold and 3 Reds
My question is .....How early can I apply Bone Meal to my Roses for their Spring feeding?
Next 10 day forecast here in East Tennesse ..........no days below freezing.Most days high's above 50 or 60 degrees. Thumbs up
Suggesstions? Comments? Confused
Please feel free to post and or email me replies. Green Grin!
Thanks Thank You!
Ed
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 12, 2014 6:45 PM CST

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Hi, Ed. Welcome to ATP.

I've never applied bone meal to established roses. I occasionally add a half-cup to the soil mixture when I'm planting a new rose, but never afterward.

From the research I find on the Web, it's not a good idea to apply bone meal to established roses unless your soil is known to be deficient in phosphorus. If it has sufficient phosphorus, bone meal applications are more likely to hurt the rose than to help it. If you have tested your soil and have learned it is deficient in phosphorus, however, you would apply the bone meal twice a year -- in spring and in fall.

volleygirl11
May 11, 2015 5:19 PM CST
Tennheritage where do you find the best roses in east Tenn? I'm trying to find some different colors and I'm hitting a brick wall. Any advice?
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
May 11, 2015 5:38 PM CST

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Unfortunately, TennHeritage never came back after that first post, but I think S&W Greenhouse is in White House, Tennessee (unless they've moved). If that's close enough to you, you should be able to find lots of nice roses there.

http://www.sw-greenhouse.com/index.html

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