Huge bushes

pelicanheadApril 6, 2013

This year I have the biggest, bushiest, buddiest (is that a word?) roses I've ever had. I thought it might be because I put epsom salts on them, but they are the same size in the front yard and they didn't get epsom salts, I ran out by the time I finished the backyard. The only other thing different was we had a colder winter than normal. Could that possibly be the reason?

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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Could be they are really established now. When did you plant them?

We know it wasn't due to generous winter rains. :(

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 6:42PM
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pelicanhead

I've had most of them 5 years or longer. Lots of minis in pots and regulars in the ground and pots. They are all doing better.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 6:45PM
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roseseek

Colder could easily be the reason. If everything else remained constant, what else could it be? Kim

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 7:35PM
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seil zone 6b MI

If you haven't done anything different I'd say it has to be weather conditions. What ever the weather has been they liked it!

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 7:38PM
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Jim_in_AV

In the Antelope Valley, I noticed the same thing. In particular the foliage was very red for the first two months and then was a beautiful, lush green on all. Also, my bud count seemed much higher. Not complaining, though!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 11:19AM
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pelicanhead

Not complaining, definitely. I'm just hoping it will keep it up all spring.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 1:58PM
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