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Mature Rose Bushes "Resurrection"

Mature Rose Bushes "Resurrection"
Posted by Daniel Penick from New Mexico/5 on 2009-07-15 07:05:00

We live in Albuquerque, NM and have several mature rose bushes that we neglected (newborn child took priority) to prune or feed in the Spring or water with any frequency. A few appear to be entirely dead but the majority show signs of life (red/brown/and green canes, green leaves with varying levels of brown or red fringe). Two weeks ago we pruned away the dead & mostly dead wood and it looks to have helped some. We have been watering three times a week the past two weeks as well. What options for helping them get through the rest of the season are open to us? Thanks, Dan
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