Tacoma Home and Garden Show notes

Sustainable Rose Growing – Variety selection is the key to success

Elena Williams – Master Consulting Rosarian

Evergreen Rosarian, my blog

American Rose Society rose.org

Regional: PNWdistrict.org

Local: tacomarosesociety.org

 

Location considerations: near coast, foothills, east of the Cascades

Soil composition

Sand, wind…
Soil pH 6.0-6.5

Compost and mulch

 

Sustainable generally means we want roses that are disease resistant

Resistant to what? Fungi – Green Cure organic fungicide

 

Black spot
Bottom up

 

Powdery mildew
top down

 

Downy mildew
top down

 

Botrytis

August dew on blooms

 

Roses with known disease resistance in my gardens

 

Knock Out -Radler

Kordes – Roses from Germany

‘Artistry’ HT

‘Dick Clark’ GR

‘Easy Does It’ FL

‘Francis Meilland’ HT light pink to white

‘Hot Cocoa’ FL

‘Sunshine Daydream’ GR light yellow

 

David Austin shrub roses: ‘Graham Thomas’ ‘Abraham Darby’

Old Garden Roses     before 1865
Roses respond to fertilizer

Water during PNW Drought months June, July, August

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