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Granular vs. liquid fertilizer for first-year roses/deadheading

posted by: jeff_zephyr on 07.02.2007 at 01:31 am in Roses Forum

Hi! I have read that first year rose plants should be given liquid fertilizers instead of granular fertilizers? What is the advantage of using liquid fertilizers on first-year plants and what liquid fertilizers are recommended? Miracle-Gro? Is there a difference in the growth of first year plants given liquid fertilizers compared to those given granular? I am currently using Dr. Earth organic-based rose food on all of my plants.

Also, do you deadhead spent blooms off first-year plants the way you would an established plant? That is, find the nearest five-leaflet set.

Thank you for your help.

Jeff

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clipped on: 07.02.2007 at 12:24 pm    last updated on: 07.02.2007 at 12:24 pm

Cornell Formula

posted by: livetogarden on 05.30.2005 at 01:04 pm in Organic Rose Growing Forum

I am trying to find the Cornell Formula. I've been finding variations of it, including the one posted here:
Cornell Formula FAQ
http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/rosesorg/2002060555024255.html

Others I've seen include:

To 1 gallon of water, mix the following ingredients:
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon horticultural oil
1 or 2 drops dishwashing liquid

To 1 gallon of water, mix the following ingredients:
1 tablespoon mild liquid dish soap
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon fish emulsion

I've seen other variations that include vinegar.

Is there one "cornell" formula?

Here is a link that might be useful: Modified Cornell Formula

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clipped on: 06.25.2007 at 03:26 pm    last updated on: 06.25.2007 at 03:50 pm

How to pot bareroot roses?

posted by: reneek on 06.13.2007 at 02:05 pm in Antique Roses Forum

Ok, I am kinda chickening out from direct planting the bareroot roses that I am expecting soon. Someone mentioned in another thread that she is going to pot her new roses. I wanted to know what I needed to do from start to finish to facilitate that. Keep in mind that I'm a newbie and totally clueless as to what I am doing. lol

The reason why I am chicken is because we are getting zero rainfall and the ground is a solid hard clay at the moment. I guess I can soak it then try to till it with the rototiller. On the other hand, can I realistically expect to keep roses in nursery pots from now until the fall??

TIA,

Renee

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clipped on: 06.13.2007 at 03:27 pm    last updated on: 06.13.2007 at 03:28 pm

Bare Root Cane Trouble!

posted by: daisystink on 06.10.2007 at 11:33 am in Roses Forum

Recently planted a memorial garden of 8 hybrid tea roses. Most are growing well, but a few have canes that have turned brownish/black and woody with with no leaf growth. What is happening and how do I remedy the problem? First time growing roses but they were professionally installed. Any ideas?

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clipped on: 06.13.2007 at 07:49 am    last updated on: 06.13.2007 at 07:49 am

Rose black spot?

posted by: dandth on 05.02.2007 at 06:26 pm in Georgia Gardener Forum

I just planted 3 carpet roses and 3 climbing dawn (or something like that) roses. 2 of them have black spots. How do I get rid of them?

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clipped on: 06.11.2007 at 04:47 pm    last updated on: 06.11.2007 at 04:48 pm

Rebar teepees-How far apart to plant roses?

posted by: john13 on 06.09.2007 at 06:44 pm in Antique Roses Forum

I am going to use Robert's rebar teepees for the first time. I want to put 3 roses side-by-side in a group one rose on each of the 3 teepees and normally, without the teepees, these roses would have to be spaced 5 feet apart.

They are going to be in a row in the back of the bed with perennials in front with a few small rose bushes mixed in here and there.

*But with the 3 teepees how far apart should I space them?

Thanks,
Karen

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clipped on: 06.11.2007 at 08:28 am    last updated on: 06.11.2007 at 08:58 am

bud's turning brown

posted by: lynnem on 06.07.2007 at 07:00 pm in Roses Forum

Hi Folks,

I searched "buds turning brown", and didn't turn up anything.

My friend just emailed me the following:
"My Mom wanted me to ask you this question. Her rose bush blooms are turning brown before they open but the rest of the plant looks ok. Have any ideas??"

I'm not a rose person..love 'em but can't grow them, so I can't help. Any ideas? I really don't know what type of roses they are.

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clipped on: 06.08.2007 at 08:22 am    last updated on: 06.08.2007 at 08:23 am

Do you mix up all the colors in one bed

posted by: ginger57 on 06.04.2007 at 12:36 am in Roses Forum

or do you color coordinate your rose gardens

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clipped on: 06.06.2007 at 12:41 pm    last updated on: 06.06.2007 at 12:41 pm

planning an antique rose garden

posted by: nami on 06.05.2007 at 10:29 pm in Antique Roses Forum

..but cant figure the layout. i don't want just a row of roses i want a rose garden. i have a backyard that gently slopes upward when viewed from our back patio. the house u see in the picture is the back neighbor's.

irrigation will not be a problem, and i wont plant so high that i cant reach my plants to fertilize, deadhead etc. the yard receives full florida sun. i plan to go with chinas and noisettes.

the width of my pie shaped lot at the point i want to plan the garden is about 55 feet.

i am really lost on how to plan this garden. what shape shud it be? shud it be one continuous bed or beds? what shud i plant in between my roses?

please help me create a garden plan.

thanks,
nami

Here is a link that might be useful: my yard as viewed from patio

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clipped on: 06.06.2007 at 11:46 am    last updated on: 06.06.2007 at 11:48 am

omg the alfalfa tea!!!

posted by: cajunrosegal on 06.05.2007 at 05:05 pm in Roses Forum

I mixed up a batch of Alfalfa pellets, cottonseed ,and fish emulsion...glah! smelled aweful in about 3 days! But omg did it do the job! My roses are huge and covered in blooms...lovely lovely...the smell was soooo worth it.

Angela

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