New to SW MI; other members near here?
We moved to SW Michigan (Berrien County) last December, and are now in a solid zone six. Our property is, essentially, a blank slate (as far as we know!) and I am very much looking forward to restarting my rose gardening.
I would like to know:
-good places to shop locally for roses
-if can truly consider this a zone warmer than my 5a in northern Illinois
-which growing issues are the most problematic
I have been told that Lake Michigan creates extra-humid conditions, and I know soil types can vary greatly. I will be hitting up the soil conservation office to read soil surveys so I know better what to face.
Three years ago I left behind 30+ rose plants at our house in town, so I am eager to start again. Interesting how my wish list has changed over the years. ;o)