Conditions for growing roses can vary around the USA, which is why it’s good to belong to a local group such as the Mother Lode Rose Society. In Amador, Calaveras and El Dorado Counties, our weather can be extreme, with temperatures in the 100s during the summer and below freezing during winter. To be at their best, the roses we select should be hardy and vigorous. The MLRS is a valuable resource to learn what varieties perform best locally, and what cultivation methods suit our climate, soil and lifestyles.
Roses generally need to be planted in a location that receives at least 6 hours of sun a day, in soil that has good drainage. With our summer heat, some roses benefit from shade protection in the afternoon and can tolerate less sun; a location that receives morning sun is best.
For more information, check out the individual articles listed under the drop menu on Rose Culture, or ask one of our Consulting Rosarians. Just added “Secrets Revealed – Liquid and Foliar Fertilizing”