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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 4, 2019

Q. My OSO easy roses

I planted these in July. I had some new soil so I waited about 2 weeks. I mixed my old and new soil together then I planted these. All of a sudden they look like they’re dying. I watered them because we have had so much heat and humidity. Can you help ? I may have sent duplicate pictures
Let me know cause if I didn’t send the right ones, I will.

Thanks
Kathi Kaegi
kkaegi@centurytel.net

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 5, 2019
Certified Expert
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Anything you plant in midsummer needs to be kept well watered since it's usually the hotest time of the year. I didn't get the photos, so not sure what is going on.
Here is a fact sheet about OSO Easy roses, so you can see the care required.
http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/nassauco/2017/05/28/fact-sheet-oso-easy-paprika-rose/

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Asked by
maryann121852 on
September 10, 2019
Oak Creek, Wisconsin 53154

Q. My one rose bush didn’t have any buds this year, and wondering what the cause is?

This the second year I didn’t get any roses from this plant. I have had this for over 10 years. The leaves are healthy looking. I don’t have a picture to show you.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 10, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

That must be disappointing. Here is an article with several scenarios as to why a rose bush doesn't bloom.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/no-blooms-on-roses.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 12, 2019

Q. Can my roses be revived?

A family emergency caused me to neglect our yellow rose garden for a year; many of the stems are dried. But I would like to revive the garden. Can the flowers be revived?

Answered by
roseman on
September 13, 2019
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It depends on how dried out and dead the roses are. If there are still good green canes and some good foliage, then there is a chance. If the canes are all dried out and showing the signs of being withered and turning to brown, then perhaps not. My suggestion would be to water the rose garden well with some water that has Super Thrive added to it. If you cannot find the product Super Thrive where you are, look for it on Ebay or Amazon.com and order some in. Also obtain a good root stimulator product. Add both items to the water you water the rose garden with the next 4 to 5 times the garden needs watering. Prune out all the dead and withering cane material down to where good healthy material exists. Prior to one of the waterings, sprinkle 1/3 cup of Epsom Salts around each rosebush and scratch lightly into the soils. If this does not bring the rosebushes back, it is time to dig out all the old rosebushes and plants and replant it with some you always wanted to try. Or replant favorites and mix in some new ones.

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Asked by
Melanie Wilson on
September 14, 2019
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Q. Winterizing New roses

I have a recently propagated rose bush in a pot. What is the best way to winterize this bush in zone 4?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
September 14, 2019
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The first thing to do is to stop feeding and dead-heading the rose. Fertilizer and dead-heading give it the signal to grow; new growth at this point won't have time to harden before freezing temps. If you can, the best approach to winter for a container is to bury the rose, pot and all. Above ground, a container plant is considered less hardy. If your rose is listed as hardy to -29 C may only be hardy to 0 C above ground. This is because the entire rootball is likely to freeze solid; roots will not be able to replace moisture lost by canes in drying winter winds. This creates conditions for tip die-back which can be severe. Do you have a shed or garage; placing it there will at least reduce winds. If the pot will be on concrete/cement, place insulation between the pot and the hard surface. Surround the rose with chicken wire and pack with leaves, straw or blanket insulation. Cover the rose crown with 6 cm of soil. Once the soil is frozen, add additional dirt to cover the canes. It is not too late to plant a rose and it is the safest alternative. More information here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/roses-winter-care.htm

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Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 25, 2019
Certified Expert
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You can prune after flowering in early summer. They only bloom once and on old wood, so pruning any other time will cut off the next season's blooms.
http://www.public.asu.edu/~camartin/plants/Plant%20html%20files/rosabanksiae.html
https://www.uaex.edu/yard-garden/resource-library/plant-week/Rosa-banksiae-Lady-Banks-Rose-04-29-2016.aspx

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 24, 2019

Q. What are these spots on my rose petals?

Hello, the 2 or 3 outer petals of my roses develop black spots on the center of their edges. What is this and how can I treat it? I can’t find anything in books or on the internet. I live in a temperate zone with two seasons: rainy and dry, but the problem persists regardless of the season.Thanks for your help, I truly appreciate it. You may post my query publicly, but please send me a copy of the answer by email, as I do not often use the internet. Regards, Denise De Peña, Guatemala, Central America

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 25, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

I don't see a rose disease for this either. It can be natural.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/black-edges-on-roses.htm

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Asked by
callahanfran on
September 28, 2019
tenn zone 7

Q. rose seed

I just received rose seed by mail…no instructions. I found your web site. Do rose seeds need stratification? And can you tell me what I need to do. Thank you.

Answered by
roseman on
September 29, 2019
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Yes, rose seeds do need the stratification period to sprout and grow. Please keep in mind that some rose seeds available on-line at various websites are a scam. They are not rose seeds at all. Most will not ever sprout and are not any form of seed. Instead they are small clumps of organic material. Here is a link to my article on growing roses from see for you as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/growing-roses-from-seed.htm

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