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?
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.