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By Carol OMeara
Colorado State University Extension, Boulder County 

Rose care

Series: Carol OMeara | Story 9


In Colorado, roses aren't plagued by too many problems, but local gardeners should be on the lookout for powdery mildew, certain insects, and other pests.

There is a point in summer when gardeners can't show fear. The growing season fills all of our spare time - we're running full tilt, harvesting, weeding, and watering; there's blooms to pick, mulch to replenish and insects to fight off. At a certain point I wonder why I always smell like plants, but it's not a bad scent and soon after washing I'm back in the plants again, getting covered in sap.

The rush and frenzy can get overwhelming, so for stress relief, take time to stop and smell the roses.

Our roses don't have many problems here in Colorado compared to other places, but a few probl...

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