>Care and Feeding – Spray Day

>With all the rain we have had of late, I sprayed all roses today with Ortho. Next week, I will switch to Manzoceb. Hopefully, alternating these will keep the blackspot and mildew at bay……

I finally finished mulching all rose beds and gave each a healthy dose of Black Kow. Full sun forecast for the week. GROW Roses, GROW!

About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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3 Responses to >Care and Feeding – Spray Day

  1. >Just goes to show the difference a few hundred miles can make. Here in Virginia, I'm still pruning … spraying is next.


  2. >And in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, I haven't started pruning yet! The sprays you use … are they organic?


  3. >Pam, No, my sprays are not organic. I am very interested in a more organic approach to rose gardening. This far south, my hybrid teas have not responded well to non-chemical sprays, my wife wants to switch to all "earth kind" garden roses, but I am a sucker for a long stemmed rose…..


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