A Year in the Rose Garden – Spring

A Brief Overview of Rose Care for the Spring


Begin a rose diary.
Plant bare root roses.
Prune roses end of month.
Do first spray after pruning. Let dry and recover roses well to protect from late freezes.
Can add soil amendments.
Apply organic fertilizer.
Clean up all debris.


Complete pruning early in the month.
Apply fertilizer on established bushes.
Add soil amendments if not already done.
Begin spray program.
Water if less than one inch rain per week


Continue spray program.
Disbud for one bloom per stem.
Make sure roses have 1″ of water or rain per week.
Apply extra water and liquid fertilizer if roses are to be
shown at a rose show.