New England Rose Society
Helping you grow great roses in New England!
Calendar of Events
76th Anniversary Founders
75th Anniversary Founders
2014 NERS Spring Show
2014 Yankee District
75th Anniversary Mtgs
2014 Founders Day
2014 Yankee Dist Show
2013 NERS Spring Show
2012-Yankee Dist Show
Other Rose pictures
We're on YouTube! Click
for the NERS YouTube video of the Spring Rose Show - Manny & Teresa discuss NERS, and many of the Rose Show entries and winners are included too.
List of NERS Consulting Rosarians to contact with rose questions (it's free!)
Chemical Safety presentation
Manny's Rose Blog January 2015
2010 Annual Consulting Rosarian report - expert advice on growing roses
10 Stupid Things Gardeners do to Mess Up Their Rose Garden
(thanks to Carolyn Elgar of the Orange County Rose Society, and the ARS for this article)
Rose planting instructions
(courtesy of Roseland Nursery)
Dig a large hole, at least twice as deep and as wide as the pot
Take about 1/3 peat moss; 1/3 composted cow manure and 1/3 soil and mix together for use in the hole
Also add 1/2 cup bone meal
To remove the plant from the pot, place one hand on the top of the soil. Turn the pot upside down. Grasp the bottom of the pot and lift up, cleanly removing the pot from the soil.
Carefully remove the root ball from the plastic pot and set in the hole at the proper depth so the soil will cover the bud union by 1 to 2 inches.
After planting, spread fertilizer in a circle around the plant and scratch in slightly. Do this every other month from March through August.
Spread 2-3 inches of mulch around the plant
Water deeply once a week
Spray about every 10 days, if desired, with Orthenex or similar
Cut off the faded blooms as this will greatly increas the production of more flowers
In the winter, mulch with a mound of 8-12 inches (can use oak leaves) to protect from winter damage