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.

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 RIR

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.

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.

Growing Miniature Roses Indoors

Here is an informative article for growing miniature roses indoors, something to consider during our long dreary winters.


Growing Miniature Roses Indoors

Rose Pruning at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum