How to take care of roses?

What is the best time of the year to feed my roses? Fall or Spring?? If I feed and trim after a bloom will they reproduce more roses??

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  • Rockyroad Rockyroad on Aug 19, 2018

    I'd suggest spring . Fall might push new growth that wouldn't harden off before winter . Now (August) is too late .

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    • Deb Deb on Aug 20, 2018

      Thank you for answering my question..!! And then some!! That is what I currently have Japanese Beetles. Someone told me to use a tablespoon of dish washing soap with a 2 cups water and spray both upper and under side of the leaf. And, they will stop eating the leaves Also, I never thought I would see the day that Easter Lilly would grow in the front yard of my house here in Aroostook county Maine. But, I planted them anyway and they took off. They look like beautiful trumpets and new growth beside as well this year. Thank you again for all the input on the roses. It is greatly appreciated.

  • Sherri Sherri on Aug 19, 2018

    A very nice neighbor of mine once told me that when you prune roses, prune them above a five lead bundle. Then they bloom beautifully again. Good luck.

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    • Rockyroad Rockyroad on Aug 20, 2018

      Might want to wait another year or two , let the plants get established , before you do any pruning other than remove deadwood .

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Aug 19, 2018

    Trim them in very late winter or very early spring. Feed them every ten days to two weeks. For more blooms feed them banana peel! Here is some help:

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