Late Winter Fertilizing
We are having our first warm days of winter after bitter temperatures. We generally don't have temps in the 30's after this time, and the extended weather report shows milder temps for the rest of the month. I have a lot of roses in pots, bands and others I purchased from Chamblees last fall that I plan to get in the ground in the next month [bands will stay potted as they don't have enough growth]. I am wondering if it would be of any help to the roses, once they start unfurling their leaf buds and looking like they want to grow, to lightly fertilize with some fish emulsion or some other type of fertilizer to sort of kick start them. I have already sprinkled some Rose Tone in the pots but know this wont do any good until the soil warms up. Feb. 14 is our pruning date, so plan to start that this weekend. Don't want to be overzealous or overanxious but wanted to get opinions......thanks!!