Summer rose care, column retirement
Editor’s note: This is Ken Maki’s final column. LSU Horticulturist Steve Hotard will continue the weekly gardening column.
Rose gardens need pruning, disease management and proper fertilization in August for flowering in September and October. The LSU AgCenter horticulturist says late summer pruning of modern rose varieties such as hybrid tea, floribunda, grandiflora and shrub roses should be completed by late August in North Louisiana and early September in South Louisiana.