HERB - Grapes and roses
sunshinegirl at steward-net.com
Mon Mar 29 13:38:08 PST 1999
I don't know about the grapes, but when I was in Caid, -southern
California, a friend who grew roses told me that I could prune it pretty
much anytime of the year. His suggestion to me was to prune whenever I cut
back a dying flower. Basically, if I cut a flower for table, I would just
cut the stem a little bit longer than needed, and then trim. Same thing if
I was cutting dying roses - I just cut them back a little more than needed
to just trim the dead flowers. Whenever I remembered to do that, it
bloomed much more than if I didn't. The one thing he said to always do was
to trim just above a leaf stalk.
Melandra of the Woods, who wishes she had a shoot of that rose bush in AR -
it was beautiful, big, and smelt great.
> From: RAISYA at aol.com
> I had a couple of friends out last weekend, and they confirmed that we do
> several grape vines and a couple of bush roses, all badly neglected for
> least 5 or 6 years. Anyone have any suggestions on restoring these? I
> any pruning has to wait until fall now, since both are actively growing?
> As pretty as it was here in the winter, now we've got flowers blooming
> everywhere, including one of my favorites, Texas bluebonnets. Two other
> particular beauties are plains wild indigo and wine cup. And we had a
> flock of egrets fly through yesterday evening. Wish ya'll could see it.
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