Tips for summertime rose care


by New Day Producers

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 11:28 AM

As the weather gets warmer and days stay longer, there are lots of gorgeous roses that bloom this time of year for us to enjoy. Gardening guru Ciscoe Morris shows us how to deadhead, fertilize, and get rid of damaging diseases.

List of roses Ciscoe talked about:

  • King Tut - Yellow miniature climber
  • Hot cocoa - chocolately orange floribunda
  • Edan 88 -fragrant pink climber
  • Westerland - super fragrant peachy orange
  • Railway Sunrise - Sunrise colored shrub rose
  • Flower carpet - red
  • Knockout - red - Knockouts are the most disease resistant roses you can buy.

Tips for rose care and disease prevention:

Plant roses where they get morning sun.

Remove old leaves when prune in spring.

Remove leaves growing within 11 inches of the ground.

Remove any infected leaves and spray with neem oil.

Avoid wetting leaves.

For better blooming:

Fertilize every 6 weeks with organic rose food, and 2 cups of alfalfa meal.

Dead head regularly.


Bark and Garden Center has a ton of great summertime roses in-store right now! So, don't miss out on the opportunity to get outside and really enjoy it.  Visit them at