I posted about my roses 🌹 not being healthy on my Facebook page and got helpful tips from family and friends. Here’s what they said.
Move the roses 🌹 to a dry, sunny spot. (I moved the roses from the wet side of our lanai (porch) to the other).
They don’t like it when they are too wet, or soaked roots. (I stopped watering them all over, just the root area every other day).
Take them out of the pot that you brought the in at the store, they usually put more than one plant in a pot to make it look fuller. Replant in a mixture of potting soil, and cinder for drainage, and sprinkle “BioAdvance-All-in-One Rose & Flower Care around the outer edges of the pot (not directly on the the roots nearest the stem of the plant) a month after transplanting, replenishing every 4-6 weeks.
I sprayed the roots of the rose 🌹 bushes with Neem oil to kill the powdery mildew at the roots. Placed the plants in new pots with cinder and potting soil, and added the plant food.
Since my last post I got another mini rose bush in a deep orange color. It’s my mom’s (she past away) favorite color.
Keeping my fingers crossed that the roses will continue to thrive here in Volcano, Hawaii. I’ll probably have to move them into the greenhouse in the winter to keep them from getting too damp from the constant misty days.
Until next time, happy gardening!