Rose Care Calendar for the Northwest

A Step by Step Monthly Guide to Caring for Roses in this Climate Region

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This Rose Care Calendar for the Northwest Region is a monthly guide to caring for roses in this particular climate zone.

 The Northwest region is typically a mild climate area, but gardeners in this area have to deal with rose diseases caused by excess moisture, and cooler days with no sun.

For the best success in growing roses in this climate, I suggest you choose ones that are resistant to fungal diseases, and plant in full sun.

Some tips on gardening Problems such as fungus here..

Rose Care Calendar for the Northwest

January

~Sharpen up your rose pruners and garden tools

~Transplant roses that need it.

~Browse rose catalogs and decide on new rose

~Plan any changes or additions to the garden

~Order mail order roses


February

~Remove any winter protection around bushes

~In mild areas the most common time to Prune is 'Presidents Day' weekend

~Spray the pruned bushes with a fungicide to avoid fungus problems


March

~Check soil PH and make amendments (Do not use Peat moss, it retains to much moisture!)

~Plant bare-root roses

~Begin a regular spraying program as soon as the leaves appear

~Keep beds weeded


April

~If needed,do more Pruning

~Apply the organic fertilizer

~Spray for insects if needed


May

~Apply Mulch

~Prune out any suckers or blind shoots or twiggy growth

~Keep beds weeded

~Watch for Rose Pests and Diseases


June

~Begin watering (as needed)

~ Continue insect and disease prevention


July

~Water (IF needed)

~ Deadhead spent roses

~ Fertilize with fish emulsion or alfalfa tea for an added boost

Alfalfa tea recipe here


August

~Water if needed

~ Maintain insect and pest control

~ Deadhead spent blooms

~ Pick some blooms for the vase


September

~Water as needed

~ Fertilize lightly with organic fertilizer (Compost)

~Cut some bouquets, and save some petals for your Rose Recipes!


October

~Stop deadheading

~Stop Fertilizing

~ Maintain disease control

~ Order new plants


November

~Prune tall bushes to desired height

~Clean up the rose beds

~ Spray the rose canes (and ground) with dormant oil


December

~Apply winter protection to plants that need it

~ Transplant any roses that need it.

I hope this rose care calendar for the Northwest region was helpful to you. I would love to hear from you and have you share your rose gardening experiences in this region!

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