Minnesota Rose Society Activities at University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Dates for Minnesota Rose Society rose activities at University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. All activities start at 8:00AM Rain or Shine. All dates are Saturdays.

Spring 2024
April 13 – Lifting of roses
April 13 & 20 – Bareroot Planting
May 4 – Pruning
June 1 – Mulching

Fall 2024
October 19 – Tying roses
October 26 – Tipping roses


Date Change

Date change:

Ted Pew called tonight and cancelled lifting the Arb  roses on Saturday, 4/16 due to the expected COLD weather.  They have rescheduled the lifting to Saturday, 4/23. 
If anyone wants to start on Tuesday, 4/19, they are welcome to start.  However, Ted would like to have the roses lifted by the end of Saturday, 4/23. If you’re going to lift roses, you need to sign up on IMPACT for the day you’re going to work.


2020 Upcoming Rose Dates

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a nice winter and are ready for some upcoming rose dates!

See the latest schedule below.

Rose 2020 Dates

Lift roses:  April 18th
Prune roses: May 2nd
Mulch roses: June 6th
Tye roses: October 17th – CANCELLED
Tip roses: October 24th – CANCELLED


Rose Show Cancelled

Rose Show Cancelled


POSTPONED Raising of Roses

The raising of the roses at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has been postponed from Saturday April 21 to Saturday April 28.Facebooktwitterlinkedininstagramflickrfoursquaremail

American Rose Society Roses In Review (RIR)

Time to contribute to The American Rose Society Roses in Review. See the PDF’s for details.


2015 Article to societies RIRFacebooktwitterlinkedininstagramflickrfoursquaremail

Final Nitrogen Fertilizer

Between now and August 15th is the time to apply your final nitrogen containing fertilizer to your roses.  Application before the 15th gives the fertilizer time to work without encouraging new growth that will not have time to harden off before winter.Facebooktwitterlinkedininstagramflickrfoursquaremail

Got Blackspot?

Got blackspot?  Try spraying with a combination of Maneb (Manzate or Mancozeb also work) with tebuconazole (Bayer Advanced Disease Control for Roses, Flowers & Shrubs Concentrate).  Not Bayer 3 in 1.  Spray at 7 to 10 day intervals to avoid possible phytotoxic effects such shortening of internodes.  Use only as directed!

Bayer Advanced Disease Control for Roses, Flowers & Shrubs Concentrate is available from and There may be local sources to the Twin Cities, but I have not found any in the East side of the Twin Cities.