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By Frank Brines
Special to Valley News 

April rose care FUNdamentals


Last updated 4/13/2019 at 1:43am

What a year it’s been so far. In most areas, gardeners had to work in a pruning schedule between rain storms. Even with late pruning, many gardeners are having or are about to have their first flush of blooms. Climate change is influencing the weather and effecting the usual pruning schedule. The erratic temperatures also have a bearing on the growth of plants. Periods of heat encouraged lush vegetative growth and bud formation even though rains kept the soil cool. Now the conditions for fungi are present and rust and mildew which will need control with fungicides and stripping infected l...

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