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Article: Growing Roses from A-Z (Part I): Ash from Zaca Fire fertilizing Roses

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Santa Barbara, CA

December 25, 2007
2:53 AM

Post #4325380

Hi, we in Santa Barbara, zone 10 I believe, are still getting ashed from the fire. Our soil is being fed potash every time it gets windy from the East. Deciduous plants are retaining leaves, and the Roses are growing profusely. We have cold, dry and clear weather mainly. Freezing or slightly above freezing at night.
I fed humic acid in August to one plot of roses and they won't quit blooming. Wonderful stuff.
My question is this; should I prune just slightly and let them continue blooming?
Thank you!
Rose Tallflower


Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

December 25, 2007
12:14 PM

Post #4325794

I wouldn't prune until the danger of freezing weather has passed.

Fort Worth, TX

December 28, 2007
4:00 AM

Post #4333724

What is humic acid and where can it be purchased?


Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

December 28, 2007
1:25 PM

Post #4334278

Here's a link that will tell you about humic acid.
It's a soil ammendment.
Santa Barbara, CA

January 4, 2008
5:24 AM

Post #4358988

Paul, thank you for your advice. I'm a practicing gardener and have clients wanting me to prune now. I have a gut feeling to wait. Last January we had a hard freeze. This year the semi deciduous and deciduous plants have not stopped or dropped their growth. I'm doing a little now and will do a little later. No heavy all at once business this year. The ashes are still blowing in. Great for plants, bad for lungs! Hack hack..
I'm wondering, as another topic, do you know of any body selling Trichostema setaceum seeds or plants? Apparently, its rare.
Thank you!

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