Two weeks ago, I took a part time job caring for a garden. There are rose bushes which need care. I cut them back, cleaned out the dead wood, and I will treat them with Sevin and Miracle Grow in a few days, after the predicted rain.
I have a question - Will they bloom again this summer ?
I'll be reading this Rose forum from now on. I'm sure there is lots to learn from you experts.
Do you know what kind of roses they are? Some roses are once-bloomers while the rest repeat bloom throughout the growing season, some more than others. If you didn't cut them back excessively, the rebloomers should flower again in a month +/-.
I second the recommendation for Austin roses. My favorite, so far, is Wildeve. I am surprised that more people don't grow that one. Golden Celebration has lovely blooms but gets blackspot badly. Sharifa Asama is on the top of my wish list.
My most floriferous rose is Buck's Honey Sweet. It is classified as a shrub rose, but has hybrid tea type blooms. It makes me want to try more Buck roses.
I'm not entirely sure that GreenCure is not based on one of the Cornell formulas, but the choise is to mix yourself--or not to mix yourself!
Oh, by the way, I have a minor in chemistry and love to read and keep up with that end of science. Almost everything we can think of is made up of various chemicals. Even you. Even organic fertilizer. It just depends on which you choose to use/live with. =) Its good to be careful with chemicals, but the above are made of chemicals! Just a little note from a closet chemhead!