Winter is the coldest and wettest time of year here in Northern California, and January is usually the quietest month of all for most gardeners. For the budding or seasoned rose lover however, it is time to get busy!
Add to your rose collection
Your local nursery has just received its shipment of bareroot roses (Rosa spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9), and whether you’re looking for a hybrid tea, floribunda, tree rose, or climber, the choices available in January are at their very best. Some nurseries pot up their shipments straight away, while others sell their roses bareroot to their customers. Whether potted or bareroot, a rose is best planted while still dormant. As soon as you can after you’ve brought your rose home, dig a hole twice as wide as the roots’ spread,…
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