We Never Promised You A Rose Garden

Theresa Friday
Horticulture Extension Faculty
Santa Rosa County

Northwest Florida's high light intensity, warm temperatures and mild winters allow roses to grow year-round. For the gardener, this means year-round maintenance.

By late summer, many rose bushes are not at their best. It's sometimes hard to believe that the blackspot ridden bushes of summer have any potential for beauty. But as temperatures moderate, roses will begin to flourish and produce the lush new growth that will nourish their fall flush of blooms. Our job now is to give them the help they need to make that transformation.